Listen to this inspiring speech from US Navy admiral and UT, Austin alumnus William H. McRaven. McRaven was a former commander of the US Special operations Command that led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his speech McRaven stresses the importance of little things like making your bed every morning. Seemingly pointless things can sometimes be a building block for a foundation of discipline and success.If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. Click To Tweet
McRaven also stresses how important it is to take on obstacles headfirst, and to realize that it is OK to fail. We always stress how important it is to look at failure as another opportunity to learn and move forward in your life. McRaven talks about the hardships of SEAL training. You don’t have to be a SEAL to learn some of the critical life lessons contained in McRavens moving speech.
While these lessons were learned during my time in the military, I can assure you that it matters not whether you ever served a day in uniform, it matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation, or your social status.