Admiral McRaven: Changens the world

By: Shelby Petty

Don't ever, ever ring the bell

Don't ever, ever give up. Keep on going.

start off by making your bed

And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

don't be afraid of the circuses

You will fail. You will likely fail often. It will be painful. It will be discouraging. At times it will test you to your very core.

find someone to help you paddle

You can’t change the world alone—you will need some help— and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.