- Retired SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven had an illustrious 37-year career in the Navy.
- The commando served in the elite SEAL Team 6 before he was fired by the unit’s commander, Richard Marcinko.
- Following his firing, McRaven rose through the ranks, eventually commanding the Joint Special Operations Command.
- While he served alongside America’s most elite fighters, he oversaw the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
- The retired SEAL has had his share of controversy, most recently butting heads with President Donald Trump over the president’s attacks against the media and move to strip the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who’s been a harsh Trump critic.
„Changing the world can happen anywhere, and anyone can do it.“
This was just one of many famous quotes to come from a 2014 University of Texas commencement speech.
„If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.“
In the now famous speech that has been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube, McRaven gave University of Texas‘ graduating class advice on how to change the world.
His first tip: Make your bed.
McRaven explains the mantra, which later became the title of a #1 New York Times bestselling book, will help people start each day by accomplishing a task — then one more, and another. It also helps emphasize the importance of the „little things.“
„And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made,“ he said. „And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.“
„It matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation or your social status. Our struggles in this world are similar, and the lessons to overcome those struggles and to move forward changing ourselves and changing the world around us will apply equally to all.“
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