What Starts Here Changes The World

Here are the remarks, by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, to the graduating class at The University of Texas at Austin, May 17, 2014.

The highlights to the above speech:

1. Make your bed every morning
2. Find someone to help you paddle
3. Measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers
4. Sometimes no matter how well you prepare/perform you will fail – keep moving forward
5. Life is full of multiple failures, don’t be afraid of failure – it will make you stronger
6. If you want to change the world, sometimes you have to go head first
7. There are a lot of sharks in the world, if you hope to complete the swim you will have to deal with them – don’t back down from the sharks
8. You must be your very best in the darkest moments – stay calm
9. The power of hope – one person can change the world by giving people hope (start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud)
10. If you want to change the world don’t ever ring the bell (quit)