Perfect commencement address

There is something amazing about the perfectly composed commencement address. I am not sure that everyone is listening at a large graduation, but it is a moment to stop and reflect on what graduates have accomplished and what we, as faculty, hope they will accomplish in the future. Naval Admiral William H. McRaven returned to his alma mater last week and spoke to the graduates with lessons he learned from his basic SEAL training.Here’s his amazing Commencement Address at University of Texas at Austin 2014 from Business Insider.

So many nuggets can be pulled out of McRaven’s commencement address, so I highly recommend that you click on the link and read it through, but these were some of my favorite points. All of which apply no matter what career path you may take or really what stage of life you happen to be in today.

#1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

#2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. Continue…