Summary of University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address – Admiral William H. McRaven

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Admiral William H. McRaven believes that the actions of today’s youngsters can change the entire world within just a few generations and that the principles he learned during his Navy SEAL training can offer a blueprint for doing so. getAbstract recommends McRaven’s solid, instructive guidelines to those who strive for a better world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What hardships Navy SEALs endure during training,
  • How these lessons apply to life as a whole and
  • What you can do to change the world.
 

About the Speaker

Admiral William H. McRaven, a chancellor at the University of Texas, is a former admiral in the US Navy.

 

Summary

The University of Texas’s motto, “What starts here changes the world,” inspired alumnus Admiral William H. McRaven to share 10 lessons he learned during arduous Navy SEAL training that laypeople and military personnel alike can harness to improve the world:

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