Make Your Bed and Change The World!

A timeless graduation speech by William Harry McRaven at his alma mater- University of Texas at Austin ‘The Longhorns” on what you need to do to change the world!

William Harry McRaven is a retired United States Navy Admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from from August 8, 2011, till his retirement from the US Navy, after more than 37 years of service. Since January 2015, he has served as the Chancellor of his alma mater- The University of Texas System and is set to retire in 2018.



“Ten lesson’s, I learned from basic SEAL training that hopefully will be of value to you as you move forward in life to change the world.”

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“But, YOU are the class of 2014—the class that can affect the lives of 800 million people in the next century.

Start each day with a task completed.

Find someone to help you through life.

Respect everyone.

Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often, but if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up—if you do these things, then next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and—what started here will indeed have changed the world—for the better.

Thank you very much.  Hook ’em horns.”



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