How to Change The World in 10 Steps !

On May 17th 2014, Naval Admiral William H.McRaven, Ninth Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, delivered a memorable speech at the University of Texas, urging Graduates to Find Courage to Change the World.

If you have 20 minutes, watch his speech and see how to hold, engage with and motivate an audience.

In a nutshell, these are some of his 10 ways in which he encouraged the students of the University of Texas to go out and Change the World.

  1. Make your bed every day and make it right. You will have accomplished your first task of the day. The little things matter and if all else goes wrong, you will come home to a well made bed that you made.

Bedroom
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  1. You can't do it alone. Find someone to help you, colleagues, friends, even strangers, the total is greater than the sum of the parts.

Regata de las 3 Millas, celebrada en las Playas de El Palo de Málaga el 09-09-2017.  Se levantó un  fuerte temporal de levante y algunas pruebas se suspendieron. Esta tripulación y su patrón supieron “capear el temporal” de manera envidiable.
Photo by Quino Al / Unsplash

  1. Nothing matters but the will to succeed. Measure someone by the size of their heart, not their stature. Momento en el que una jugadora del Club de Rugby Femenino de Málaga es placada por una jugadora del Club de Rugby Femenino de Granada en el curso del partido disputado en Febrero de 2018 en el Campo de Rugby Manuel Becerra de El Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga).
    Photo by Quino Al / Unsplash

  2. Accept that you are going to fail at some things - accept it and keep moving forward.woman walking in the forest
    Photo by Kajetan Sumila / Unsplash

  3. You will fail and probably fail often, but failure makes you stronger - learn from each time you fail and get stronger.
    Iron strength.
    Photo by Jakub Balon / Unsplash

  4. Sometimes you have to approach obstacles head first. Don't skirt around the difficult things, face up to them.
    Flying Fast
    Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen / Unsplash

  5. Don't back down from the sharks in the world. Face up to them, challenge them and they will back down.
    Diving with sharks in the Bahamas
    Photo by Gerald Schömbs / Unsplash

  6. Be your very best in the darkest most difficult moments. Take a deep breath and carry on.


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  1. When you are up to your neck in mud, start singing. Be as cheerful as you can in the darkest times, they will pass quicker.

Muddy Golie
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen / Unsplash

  1. Don't ever quit.

Hard climb on a crest, heading to the Mont Blanc
Photo by Henri Picot / Unsplash

And going back to #1 before you can make your bed, you will need to wake up - Connevans have a great selection of alarm clocks to help you !!

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Phil

Phil

Director @ Connevans, family man, loves work (really!!) theatre, music, cycling, gym & cooking. Enthusiastic vegetarian & QPR supporter :-) Has been lucky enough to travel to around 45 countries

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