Navy Seal

There is this really great speech, where he talks about his 10 lessons in 2014.

  1. Making his bed every morning

    1. The little things in life matter. Making your . If you want the world to be better, start off by making your bed. (Jordan Peterson stole this idea omg)
  2. You can’t change the world alone. It takes friends, colleagues, the good will of the strangers, and a strong conscience to guide you. if you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. 3. “If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.”

  3. If you want to change the world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.

    1. Failing uniform inspection
  4. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacle head first.

  5. Make your bed: Love that this STUD, trained killer and leader who killed OBM starts with “make your bed”. Start each day by accomplishing something, which sets the tone for the day, encourages you to accomplish more, and reinforces that little things in life matter. And when you have a bad day, at least you come home to a made bed!

  6. Find someone to help you paddle:  “For the boat to make it to its destination, everyone must paddle. You can’t change the world alone–you will need some help”

  7. Measure a person by size of heart, not size of flippers:   “SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.” Grit matters.

  8. Get over being a “Sugar Cookie”: Key to success is accept that sometimes, life just stinks. But you have to move forward. Accept we will all be “sugar cookies” (listen for the reference!).

  9. Don’t be afraid of the “circuses”: “circuses” during SEAL training are two extra hours of calisthenics for failing to meet a standard during the day. Circuses were “designed to wear you down, to break your spirit, to force you to quit.” Pain builds strength and resiliency, McRaven said, both in training and the real world. Don’t be afraid of it.

  10. Slide down some obstacles head first:  Taking risks and being innovative often pays off.

  11. Don’t back down from the sharks: In SEAL training there are sharks. In life there are a lot of sharks. SEALs are trained to punch sharks in the snout! Never back down from sharks in life.

  12. Be your very best in your darkest moments: “Every SEAL knows that under the keel, at the darkest moment of the mission–is the time when you must be calm, composed–when all your tactical skills, your physical power and all your inner strength must be brought to bear.”

  13. Power of Hope: One person can change the world, by giving people hope. “Sing when you are up to your neck in mud”.

  14. Never “Ring the Bell!”: All you have to do to quit SEAL training is ring a bell….and you are done. No more pain and suffering. If you want to change the world, don’t EVER ring the bell!c