Friday, May 23, 2014

Adm. Bill McRaven: If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed

"Students at the University of Texas at Austin got a rare treat last weekend (May 17) when Naval Adm. William H. McRaven delivered their commencement speech. McRaven, a 1977 UT grad, riffed on the school’s motto (“What starts here changes the world.”) to deliver the 10 lessons he learned during his SEAL training. Among them: If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed."


The University of Texas at Austin, May 17, 2014.
 

12 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm not a great bed maker.

If it will make that much of a difference, maybe I'll give it a try.

How do you go about it?

Lem said...

It gets easier with repetition... like everything else.

The key for me was when I discovered how much better it was not to keep anything on the bed that didn't have to be there.

ricpic said...

Try fitted sheets, ST. Turns bed making into a piece a' cake.

bagoh20 said...

"How do you go about it?"

First, get out of bed.

chickelit said...

First, get out of bed.

Pre-first: go to bed!

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

There's a famous line from Candide.

Something along the lines of we need to tend our garden.

I'm not really sure what that's supposed to mean, having never read the book.

But it seems like pretty good advice.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I'm guessing that Voltaire had somebody else make his bed for him.

A servant, most likely.

ndspinelli said...

It's heartening a liberal university allowed a military man give a commencement. You know there were some protests. Kudos for allowing this great man to speak.

edutcher said...

He never said, "Attention to detail"?

ricpic said...

Admiral: Now go out there and make your beds!

World Changer: But making my bed's NO FUN!!

Unknown said...

Unwrap your lips from the crack pipe?

Michael Haz said...

Never ring the bell. Great advice!