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If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed – William McRaven, US Navy Admiral

If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed – William McRaven, US Navy Admiral


– If you wanna change the world, start off by making your bed. (audience laughs) If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished
the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage
you to do another task and another and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into
many tasks completed. Making your bed will
also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to
do the big things right. And if you by chance you
have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. (audience laughs) That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better. To pass SEAL training, there are series of long
swims that must be completed. One is the night swim. Before the swim, the instructors joyfully
brief the students on all the species of sharks that inhabit the waters off San Clemente. They assure you however, that no student has ever
been eaten by a shark, at least not that they can remember. But you are also taught that if a shark begins
to circle your position, stand your ground. Do not swim away. Do not act afraid. And if the shark, hungry for a midnight
snack darts towards you, then summons up on your strength and punch him in the snout, and he will turn and swim away. There are a lot of sharks in the world. If you hope to complete the swim, you will have to deal with them. So if you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks. Over a few weeks of difficult training, my SEAL class, which started with 150 men, was down to just 42. There were now six boat
crews of seven men each. I was in the boat with the tall guys, but the best boat crew we had
was made up of little guys. The munchkin crew we called them. No one was over five foot five. The munchkin boat crew
had one American Indian, one African American, one Polish American, one Greek American, one Italian American, and two tough kids from the Midwest. They outpaddled, outran, and outswam all the other boat crews. The big men in the other boat crews would always make good-natured fun of the tiny little flippers the munchkins put on
their tiny little feet prior to every swim. But somehow these little guys from every corner of
the nation and the world always had the last laugh. Swimming faster than everyone
and reaching the shore long before the rest of us. SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethic background, not your education,
not your social status. If you want to change the world, measure a person by the
size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers. The ninth week of training
is referred to as Hell Week. It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment, and one special day at the mud flats. The mud flats are an area
between San Diego and Tijuana, where the water runs off and creates the Tijuana slews, a swampy patch of terrain
where the mud will engulf you. It is on Wednesday of Hell Week that you paddle down to the mud flats and spend the next 15 hours trying to survive the freezing cold, the howling wind, and the incessant pressure
to quit from the instructors. As the sun began to set
that Wednesday evening, my training class, having committed some
egregious, infractioned rules, was ordered into the mud. The mud consumed each man till there was nothing
visible but our heads. The instructors told us
we could leave the mud if only five men would quit. Only five men, just five men, and we could get out
of the oppressive cold. Looking around the mud flat, it was apparent that some
students were about to give up. There was still over eight
hours until the sun came up, eight more hours of bone chilling cold. The chattering teeth and shivering moans of the trainees were so loud, it was hard to hear anything. And then, one voice began
to echo through the night. One voice raised in song. The song was terribly out of tune, but sung with great enthusiasm. One voice became two, and two became three, and before long everyone
in the class was singing. The instructors threatened
us with more time in the mud if we kept up the singing, but the singing persisted, and somehow the mud
seemed a little warmer, and the wind a little tamer, and the dawn not so far away. If I have learned anything in
my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. The power of one person. A Washington, a Lincoln, King, Mandela, and even a young girl
from Pakistan, Malala. One person can change the
world by giving people hope. So if you want to change the world, start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair, and you will fail often. But if you take some risks, step up when the times are the toughest, face down the bullies,
lift up the downtrodden, and never ever give up. If you do these things, the 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. (dramatic music)

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100 thoughts on “If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed – William McRaven, US Navy Admiral

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  2. I myself doubt that Mireck xxx ever made His bed. Simone should have look at His syfilis wharts on His legs near THE genitals. Just count all THE soldiers from NATO that sacrificed their life just so Mireck xxx 2009 could lade a capitalistic living by urinating om 18 year old girls ! God plays with Dice & Mireck xxx of NATO plays with Young girls. Only THE sionist refuse to Accept that truth.

  3. A terrible Guy !We do need more people of this kind.Where are they at the elections ?He really should become the President of the US.But he would be welcome in Hungary too !

  4. Never give up, focus on putting one foot in front of the other it doesn’t matter if it’s a small step or a big step that’s all you have to think about and you’re get through anything. Team work is everything. Rely on each other to get yourselves through any task, mission.

  5. Did he just told three awesome stories in 6 min?! 0_0 It takes me 10 min just to complete half of my presentation on one story…

  6. That was likely the best motivational speech I've ever seen. It was a real message delivered correctly.

    No "everyone was born to be great" bullshit, no dude talking loudly and almost crying with overly emotional music in the background. Just perfect.

    Get up, do the little things. They are the foundation of your own personal growth.

  7. Me: opening youtube for some memes
    Youtube recommendation section: watch this video, and don't be that depressed
    Me: Thank you, i needed that.
    Sorry for bad grammar, awesome speech!

  8. LIFE IS A CHALLENGE, THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED LIFE 👌🏾……..WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH LIFE ON LIFE TERMS!!!!!!!!

  9. I've watched this video a year ago. And I've been watching this many times when I feel down.

    Thanks, sir! You woke me up!

  10. 2 years ago i was a terible student at my scool, with no ambition, no life goals, and keep on failing exams… one day i was on youtube and watch this video, after that, my life change, 2 years after that i completed tasks the moment from i wake up to sleep…. now im an officer cadet studying to graduate, to serve my country… 'The Power Of One Man'

  11. To all good people, i really need Indonesian caption, i hope someone can help me, sorry if my English grammar really bad. Wish you all the best friend, god bless you all. I have a depressing issue, hopefully god help me and will bring me a light with a bless, always pray to my lord JESUS CHRIST. Thank you very much friend 😀

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    the crimes just went to jail or crazy people – they tried to beat me the Russians and the Kurds and Albanians., … only because I have 30 years of martial arts and yoga ,,,, do not beat them … I eat alive. ..and I make pieces of fists … or my denigration is tried …. my bright adriana wife stamatogiannis came to remove me from germany and I found her and I didn't see her … I live in Morike str 13 DoRnhan in the basement with my brother Stark Bogdan … yes my address is in Losburgerstr 45 Gundelshousen code is both 72175 ,,,,,,,,,,, the mafia is the police … I received fines and my wife was taken —- I disappeared I didn't see her — and I think she is trafficked as a prostitute.

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    dreamed … then I did ..—— .. mobile perpetual is not for anti-democracy — or for religious fanatics ….. it should be written. ,,, IIssus Christ the Son of the Lord God .. .Dominezeul Tututor Amin !!!! ……. Respect — home address Romania Bucuresti aleaa Iezeru Dam 2 block …. M1 A ..stairs 1 floor 3 apartment 0040 (0) 771 749 739. .. in fact I only want my wife and a service and a family and quiet … I do not go to women in Germany .. nobody learns energies from me … does not see any religious fanatic especially Muslim or citizen anti-democracy – –I do not see

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  13. It would be so much better without the build up inspirational music….. You know is this a theater performance or listening to straight talk, and thinking about what is being said.

  14. The next time you refer to my Corps as the "men's department" of the navy, remember this man. Some of us are tougher than others, but we all kill terrorists, we all salute the flag, and we all honor our nation and creed. We're all brothers, sons of America! Charge hard my friends, and never second guess!

  15. My teacher made us watch this I still don’t understand why. But after i was over I felt like I can do more than what I think I can.

  16. My dad used to tell me to make my bed everyday. Nobody's there anymore to tell that, after he passed away. I don't make the bed anymore. 😥

  17. The most powerfull speech. No heroísm for doing nothing . No achievement doing nothing. No changes doing nothing. And believe even if they make fun. And Let's start doing our beds.

  18. Stupid advise from little warrior dressed in white… never believe a politician, a man of church or a military

  19. President 2020! Integrity, Honest Powerful, humble, Respect for Everyone. people. He has to be a Democrat! Show this to trump!

  20. To mix Apple with pears once more! Navy Seals are payed to protect THE American People and THE People/ Goverment has Been fighting war against illegal drugs to enter THE US soil. But when THE Green Barets & Jeffery Epstein consume illegal drugs when THE People vote for a border wall that needs tax payers money to prevent THE drugs to reach THE green barets WHO also are hired to prevent illegal drugs from entering US soil. As a bonus USA got a nazi as a selfproclaimed border patrol armed with both military guns & a german Shepherd named Blondie. Its an art form to make ones own bed. Att least J.Lo got Navy Seals to make her bed.

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