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

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    Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ '77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus.

    University-Wide Commencement

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

CATZ
CATZ

This guy is a living legend. I recently reached out to him to help support and inspire my Dad to go through some important medical procedures that he was scared of and refusing. I didn't expect much but 2 days later he called Dad and managed to convince him. He has told me to call him anytime Dad needs anything. Completely blown away by his generosity of spirit. Furthermore he lives by the principals. Never miss the chance to inspire.

Vor 8 Monate
Anthony S
Anthony S

Wow, I knew he must be a good guy and I’m so happy to read this. I hope your dad is good

Vor 2 Tage
Dewwwd
Dewwwd

This man is the real deal

Vor 5 Tage
Winston C.
Winston C.

That is so awesome!!!

Vor 16 Tage
Chez MacLe
Chez MacLe

That is absolutely beautiful what a f guy thank god for people like this. I think that everyone needs to watch this in this country given the current state of collective mind it would be so helpful if more people become inspired and listen to this dude. I certainly needed it at this moment.

Vor 27 Tage
J J
J J

That's rad

Vor Monat
Thomas W
Thomas W

Saw this speech 1 year ago. I am 50 years old. I started to make our bed every day. After 3 months my wife said: " You have changed. You are more positive as you ever was." This speech changed me. I was always positive, but now I feel that I can still change everything I want when I believe in myself. Greetings from Austria.

Vor year
K Swensen
K Swensen

@ST_f0lk The world needs strong young men. Your post is a year old, you're a man now. Carpe Diem!

Vor Tag
K Swensen
K Swensen

I'm pushing 50, and I make my bed now. So simple, but encouraging.

Vor Tag
Qadiradance
Qadiradance

wow!

Vor 7 Tage
HAM HAM
HAM HAM

:)))))))

Vor 3 Monate
s zitch
s zitch

excellent, youll have a new hot wife in no time.

Vor 3 Monate
Joe Guilfoyle
Joe Guilfoyle

This will go down as one of the best speeches ever.

Vor 4 Monate
Tommy Two Toes
Tommy Two Toes

Check out "The wisest man I ever knew was a 3rd grade drop out: Amazing speech.

Vor 4 Monate
Joe Guilfoyle
Joe Guilfoyle

@Jonathan Belmares Thanks. I just listened to it. Was a brilliant speech as well. In the beginning, the text says that his exact words are unknown, but his words must've been powerful to get those soldiers to follow him and beg for forgiveness.

Vor 4 Monate
Jonathan Belmares
Jonathan Belmares

This is a good one i agree. But my favorite speech (a diffrent genre entierly) is Alexander the Great guilt tripping his whole army to stay with him. Look up "The greatest Speech in History? Alexander the Great & The Opis"

Vor 4 Monate
B Nd
B Nd

I am depressed, passing through a very tough time in my life right now. I listen to this speech quite often, it gives me hope that things are going to get better. I hope I will come out of this dark tunnel my life has turned into.

Vor 11 Monate
Chris Caswell
Chris Caswell

What's wrong with you?

Vor 8 Tage
Chris Caswell
Chris Caswell

Make it so.

Vor 8 Tage
Carlos Náñez
Carlos Náñez

@vvelvettearss im actually on traditional medication, why didnt you like it? I know it has its pros and cons, but it is what has helped me a lot, its not 100% to get through but a solid 50% maybe... the rest is through discipline, enough sleep, enough sunlight, and to know that the bad days are part of everyones life... like I like to say "Black comes in the crayola box too"

Vor 20 Tage
MarbleRun
MarbleRun

you must take action. You cannot just sit and wait for your time to come you must take the time and make it yours

Vor 23 Tage
vvelvettearss
vvelvettearss

@Carlos Náñez hey Carlos as this wasnt too late I'm just going through a typical day and after about midday I start to struggle, just brain starts ruminating and stops being able to regulate making me procrastrinate and waste time. Can medication count in the forms of vitamins? When i went to the doc desperate for somehting to help my over active brain they diagnosed a vit deficiency so now I effectively take that one religiously as medication. Trying to go without some days rarely seems to end well. I tried traditional medication a long time ago but I didnt like it Would this still count? Life is tough it seems to get only tougher and repeat itself I do all the othert stuff too

Vor Monat
Sean Kernan
Sean Kernan

My dad is a retired three-star. McCraven spoke at his retirement and I've had the honor of hanging out with him at a few dinners. He's an amazing guy. Down to earth and well-spoken. His son is a Ph.D. in Physics.

Vor year
JustJustin
JustJustin

ayyy joeys kid

Vor 2 Monate
Kel Rowland
Kel Rowland

If sergeants are the dark side of the force imagine how much worse my opinion of Officers is Reject 666!

Vor 2 Monate
John Wink
John Wink

He did a good job replacing the taliban with the taliban, are all military people retarded?

Vor 3 Monate
Gavin S
Gavin S

Sean!!

Vor 8 Monate
Jacob S.
Jacob S.

I thank your dad (along with all enlisted, retired, and reserved) for his altruistic service. 🗽🤝 🇺🇸

Vor 9 Monate
Murli Sanne
Murli Sanne

I had the great privilege to listen to this inspiring commencement speech when our son graduated from UT Austin in 2014. Was inspired then and now

Vor year
Holly Scharf
Holly Scharf

This gave me the chills and goosebumps on my goosebumps!! Amazingly inspirational 🙏❤

Vor 10 Tage
JavHolmes
JavHolmes

I saw this speech about 1.5 years ago, as a teenager going through an existential crisis who has been searching for motivational speeches, I strangely found this speech the most inspirational. And just the fact that an action so small, can change the course of our day, fascinates me. So I fixed my bed every day, even on days when I had to change the sheets right after, because 1. It looks and makes me feel tidier and 2. For the reason this great man said, it's the first step in changing the world, as peculiar as it may sound. I must say, it definitely changed my look on life and honed my discipline.

Vor 7 Monate
prelude2pain
prelude2pain

Good to hear and I agree this is one of the best motivational speeches I’ve heard. I was making my bed neatly before I even saw this speech and I never quite understood why. This speech help put that need into perspective. I also feel like it helps give a person a sense of order and a way of controlling the things in your life that you can dictate.

Vor 5 Monate
Twister6424
Twister6424

Notice how the crowd gets quieter as his speech goes on...he definitely had their attention. That is the mark of an outstanding speech!

Vor year
Matthew Wagner
Matthew Wagner

Your obviously a fucking prick the Admiral is a hero

Vor Monat
howard croft
howard croft

I've watched this a dozen times and I must admit I hadn't noticed that point... yes they did fall silent...as did I.

Vor Monat
Twister6424
Twister6424

@Mr. K Nice try...but it didn't seem to be a problem with everyone else who has a normal attention span.

Vor 2 Monate
Mr. K
Mr. K

They walked out because he didn't keep it short like he said.

Vor 2 Monate
LucasGaming
LucasGaming

@Positive no thyv werent

Vor 2 Monate
Karanpreet Singh
Karanpreet Singh

amazing speech,,, keep all the points in mind. 1. Make your bed 2. Find someone to help you paddle 3. Measure a person by the size of their heart not by the size of their flippers 4. Get over being a “sugar cookie” and keep moving forward 5. Don’t be afraid of the circuses 6. Slide down the obstacles headfirst 7. Don’t back down form the sharks 8. Be your best in the darkest moments 9. Start singing when you are up to your neck in mud 10. Don’t ever, ever ring the bel

Vor year
chloe mcewan
chloe mcewan

I first ever saw this as an army cadet in Highschool. Despite the fact that I no longer do cadets this will forever be my favourite classroom lesson of my time at the caded unit. We went on camps staying up until midnight and being woken up by reveille at 5:30am and walking though the freezing cold with frost sticking to your boots and webbing being able to see your breath and being so physically exhausted you wanted to collapse but after watching this as a unit together, we all had a new sense of hope. Some of those people went on to be part of the army and seeing where they started and then where they got to after watching this exact speech on one rainey wednesday night and a week later going on a comp in the freezing cold, made you realize that little things can mean the most and shape and change someone forever.

Vor year
The Duder
The Duder

Army cadet in high school? Dude you were JROTC nerd lol

Vor Monat
Anh
Anh

I first heard this speech when I was 11. And then heard it again when I was 13. I’m 15 now and I’ve come back to this, time after time. The amount of lives this speech has changed is crazy.

Vor year
Torie Webb
Torie Webb

I've used this speech/video for notetaking for the last year in my middle school AVID classes. I was afraid it might be a little above them, but worth a shot. Every single class, every student was inspired in some way or other. Thank you, Admiral!

Vor year
John Wink
John Wink

Im sure all your students are kow retarded

Vor 3 Monate
Casey George
Casey George

I'm an ISS teacher in middle school and started using this with my students, they have enjoyed and all taken something from it

Vor 6 Monate
Eddie Pinero
Eddie Pinero

I come back to this at least once a week. Possibly one of the best speeches ever written

Vor 3 years
the lion
the lion

@United States of America and does that negate his service or make any word he's said here less true? I'm a libertarian, no fan of the libs but there's no politics in the foxhole (unless it's everyone saying fuck the gov't).

Vor 4 Monate
W-E-A-P 💯☦️
W-E-A-P 💯☦️

Hes with Satan look at hand sign the devil 🤘 in picture he's just another satanic devil.. Gods not with these evils he will crush them.

Vor 6 Monate
Trevor Houston
Trevor Houston

I watch and listen to his poignant words whenever I seek inspiration 😎🤌🏼

Vor 11 Monate
Jesus Garcia
Jesus Garcia

Same. It's very well said and give me motivation

Vor year
シKat
シKat

Same

Vor year
Андрей Игнатов
Андрей Игнатов

Up to this very moment, this is the most inspiring speech I’ve ever heard. Precise, exact and very much to the point. Thank you, admiral McRaven 🤝

Vor year
srmoore89
srmoore89

I listen to this speech every day twice a day. I've had the honor of meeting him and he is a grade-A individual. He is an inspiration to all. His 10 lessons are impeccable.

Vor year
John Wink
John Wink

Only a low Iq dumb fuck has time for that

Vor 3 Monate
Jonathan Lopez Chico
Jonathan Lopez Chico

Any time I feel discouraged, or like I am not good enough, I come back and listen to this speech. It not only motivates me, but it reminds me that I am a capable, young adult that has a lot to offer. Thank you sir.

Vor year
Sire Phil
Sire Phil

This speech give me so much motivation every day. "Never ever give up." 😌 Thx.

Vor year
elizabeth aguilo
elizabeth aguilo

I have no words to actually thanks Admiral McRaven for these speech. Neither I can describe how much he transform my life, because these video came to me in a "hell of a week". Five years ago, Puerto Rico was hit by "Hurricane María". My life as I knew it was shattered and I felt deeply in pain and lost. But somehow his speech inspired me to moved forward by taking care of others, in a way I never experienced before. Afterwards, I had heard this speech over 20 times and I had shared it twice as much. Last week, Hurricane #Fiona hits us in a way I didn't expected. Like a "mantra" I repeated to myself, "you must be calm, you must be composed". Every minute of last weekend, felted awful and disorienting, but I remembered McRaven's voice..."you must be calm, you must be composed", words that helped me to be focused and aware of my inner self. Right know, I don’t really know what's next. But I do know that " I need to be calm and composed". I also know, that it's time to summons all my strength, abilities and knowledge to swim through these "sharks" or be ready to "punch them in their snouts", metaphorically speaking. I honestly believe that McRavens experiences, change my mindset and world through all these years. I respectfully salute the Admiral and I'm thankful for his service. Blessings 🙌

Vor 2 Monate
Nug Gun
Nug Gun

I’m so sorry for that but the reply to this is hilarious😂

Vor Monat
Bobby Richard
Bobby Richard

Hi beautiful, how are you doing? What a beautiful and radiant smile you put on your profile picture. Can we be good friends ?❤😊

Vor 2 Monate
ANGELL BEAL
ANGELL BEAL

This was during my graduation from UT in 2014! I always refer to this commencement speech when I feel uninspired. Thank you, Admiral, for lifting us up. HOOK'EM

Vor 3 years
Bobby Richard
Bobby Richard

@carizbiz Hi beautiful, how are you doing? What a beautiful and radiant smile you put on your profile picture. Can we be good friends ?❤😊

Vor 2 Monate
John Wink
John Wink

Nice liberal trash, low Iq school for dumb fucks.

Vor 3 Monate
David Schwartz
David Schwartz

@FREE SPIRIT yes

Vor year
James C McConville
James C McConville

Thanks for your nice comment I will reply to your comment on my private email Thanks jamescmcconville448@gmail.com

Vor year
James C McConville
James C McConville

Thanks for your nice comment I will reply to your comment on my private email Thanks jamescmcconville448@gmail.com

Vor year
Hardy308
Hardy308

This speech changed my life listen to it every day in the gym funny how he says he can’t make it memorable and it turns out to be one of the finest commencment speeches ever

Vor 4 Monate
Stiles C
Stiles C

I took notes on a speech this man gave! My life hasn’t been the same since! Thanks for the words of success and wisdom!!

Vor year
Konoserous
Konoserous

I am only a firefighter/paramedic, but I come back to this speech everything I am having trouble dealing with moving forward. This is on my playlist.

Vor 9 Monate
Daniel
Daniel

Only? You're a loving hero. Don't sell yourself short. Thank you for doing what you do .

Vor 12 Tage
Interrupting Cow
Interrupting Cow

You cannot say you’re “only” a firefighter and paramedic. What you do is important. Lives depend on you guys. You’re an important part of society everywhere. Don’t sell yourself short!

Vor 27 Tage
edward buist
edward buist

Ther is no only there!! You are a firefighter and paramedic! What a combination!

Vor 6 Monate
Lance Benns
Lance Benns

You are more then that....you have courage and heart that requires to do you job and many cannot even get up in the monring. You save lives and put your own life at risk....you are on the frontlines at all tiimes...we should be thank you for your service.

Vor 8 Monate
daniele salvigni
daniele salvigni

From the other side of the world: thank you for your daily work.

Vor 8 Monate
Getvagazzled
Getvagazzled

This man is well respected among the SEAL community as well. This wasn't just a speech this man applies his wisdom everyday. Need more people like him.

Vor 5 Monate
Phil Anderson
Phil Anderson

My father was a sergeant in the US Army before I was born. One of the things he taught me when I was very young was to make my bed. He wasn't mean about it, didn't yell at me when I did a bad job, but it stuck in my head. The Admiral is right, that simple task was the start of a disciplined, fulfilling life. Thanks Dad. Miss you so very much.

Vor 3 years
John Wink
John Wink

Neat bro, my girl does that for me, bitch.

Vor 3 Monate
Marie Alicia
Marie Alicia

❤🇺🇸💪

Vor 2 years
Van Mabrito
Van Mabrito

@Phil A- we thank your Dad for his service to the nation. But also for being a faithful father who imparted his wisdom and character to you. He obviously passed the baton of a “world-changer” to you—and your destiny stretches out before you. Very few will be President of the US. But by God’s grace, we can use the person He made us to be with our own unique personality, gifts and talents, skills and life passions, when developed to bless and change others lives and so change our world. Sounds like you had a great Dad who got you off to a great start! Carpe diem!

Vor 2 years
Van Mabrito
Van Mabrito

True but most of us won’t be Prez of the USA, but by heeding the Admiral’s wisdom, using our own talents, abilities and life callings in whatever area of work or life, we can change our world in our sphere of influence. The issue, of course, is not fame nor notoriety, but that we helped or changed the lives of someone for good, and so bettered one corner of the world! Cheers!

Vor 2 years
Kenny
Kenny

@Phil Anderson oh I'm sorry to hear about I thank him for his service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Vor 2 years
JRTime
JRTime

"Yesterday was the easy day." This is one of my favorite speeches of all time. This man gives the facts in a creative way. Being prior military, I can confirm just how true the advice is. In my opinion, there is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. " If you want to make it through life, find people who will help you paddle." You cannot go through life without help. And if you are either very lucky or proactive in finding good men and women to be your crew, you will find people who will do more than just help you paddle. The one that I have chosen very recently to take especially to heart is, "You must be your very best in the darkest moments." I have always followed. Leading seemed something beyond me. But several people, service members included, would tell me, "You know, you'd make a hell of a leader if you tried to be." And at this time, I think the only thing I now lack, is that darkest moment to test me. To all service men and women, thank you for your service.

Vor 8 Monate
Alex Baralle
Alex Baralle

I listened to this in 2015, I was working in Japan and it was a rough time for me. I started to make my bed every morning, just to try, 3 years later my work was a success and my boss who was a bully lost the fight because my work flawless. Admiral McRaven thank you !

Vor 4 Monate
regularious weedimaximus
regularious weedimaximus

This is one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard.

Vor 6 Monate
Marco Feusi
Marco Feusi

My father sends this to me around every 6 months. Not only does it make me make my bed every morning, it inspires and motivates me. Great speech! 🙌

Vor Monat
Americasdream12
Americasdream12

Admiral McRaven is one of the most modest humble men I have ever known, and yes I really do know him he was my commander. He was the calming men you will ever see. When things got tense he was at his best. I don't think he would want to be the president of the United States, he is to honest to be a politician. Enjoy your life Sir, you deserve that

Vor 2 years
joe m
joe m

HooYah

Vor 25 Tage
benjamin bessette
benjamin bessette

Long shot but did you know Jeff Indreland?

Vor 2 Monate
Kevin Belcher
Kevin Belcher

Hello I have listened to this More than two dozen It’s help me Through some tougn time.

Vor 5 Monate
#Truth is Treason
#Truth is Treason

if he is a good man then he NEEDS to be president.

Vor 5 Monate
Jennifer Green
Jennifer Green

@michael mata Amen brother.

Vor 11 Monate
Timothy James
Timothy James

This speech is awesome. I have so much respect for this Admiral. Making a bed every morning in basic training made no sense when I was just 17. Now I look back on the many people I have trained over the years and impacted their lives. It is a privilege to serve in the US Armed Forces and become a leader. I passed on my military experiences to the many people I have managed in a civilian role and I have been very effective.

Vor year
Ordinary Person
Ordinary Person

Yes, this speech IS awesome, like you said. :-)

Vor year
nikeduck24
nikeduck24

These are the heroes that NEED to be leading our country.

Vor year
John Wink
John Wink

He voted for Biden LoL simp

Vor 3 Monate
Charles Moczygemba
Charles Moczygemba

Honestly we don't deserve him. Media would find a way to tear him down, call him every kind of -ism in the book, and further divide this country. Never lose hope but this is one of our darkest hours and he would be driven into the ground by us animals. Change won't come from the top down. It's starts with each of us. Seek moderation, empathy, and negotiation with those you disagree with first. That will change the world.

Vor 5 Monate
benedict999
benedict999

"Whenever the people need a hero we will provide them one." - Albert Pike 33 degree Fremason (Freemasonry created by the Jews), and founder of KKK 11+11+11=33.

Vor 5 Monate
Raul Armas
Raul Armas

@Michael Lombardo I don't know that he could not do a greater job of spreading his message of hope and discipline from the civilian side of life than as the Commander-in-Chief(aka As President). The role/job and duties of a President like most other roles/jobs has been pretty well defined and it makes it very hard to stray from the job description.

Vor 6 Monate
michael mata
michael mata

Indeed

Vor 10 Monate
Kiran
Kiran

Thank you sir, for this Great, inspiring speech, wonderful life lessons!!🙏🏻🙏🏻 I listen to it at least 2 to 3 times a year to keep myself motivated. After I listened it the first time, I started making my bed daily, still do it to today. It is true, at the end of a difficult day, I feel welcomed to get back to my ready bed. 😊

Vor 4 Monate
John Wink
John Wink

Except you bed isnt read you have to fucking Unmake it to get back in dumb fuck. Wash your sheets instead.

Vor 3 Monate
BeastyBlake101
BeastyBlake101

This video has changed my life and was a big part of me being able to finish strong and avoid crashing hard during a terrible high school experience. I will never allow myself, or any of those I know, to ever be in a situation like I was again. I was really struggling during those times. I needed help finding the courage deep down to refuse to let go of my visions, to see the light in the distance. When McRaven mentions that there was “no ambient light”, that really resonated with me. I applied underqualified and out of state to UT Austin specifically mentioning my story listening this and how it kept me moving forward. To my surprise ended up getting in. I’ve ultimately decided to take scholarship money at TCU with it being a better fit, sorry Longhorn fans, but thank you Admiral McRaven for inspiring me to find myself through challenge. I will always come back to this video.

Vor 5 Monate
Rawther’s Ramblings
Rawther’s Ramblings

Every couple of days when I am feeling defeated and alone, I listen to this speech and it gives me a sense of purpose and above all it gives me hope.

Vor year
Ankit Saggi
Ankit Saggi

I'm here for you brother. you're never alone.

Vor Monat
Hunter
Hunter

Exactly why i am here myself again today. Needed a push

Vor 5 Monate
the lion
the lion

Yeah about once a week I listen to these wise words. Still chokes me up somedays.

Vor 6 Monate
Neeva Kumari
Neeva Kumari

I'm surely gonnna do this from now

Vor year
Dave Chambers
Dave Chambers

I worked with the Admiral on some real technical items when I was stationed in DC. He was easily the most intelligent, thoughtful, understanding, competent, and professional leader. I would work with 15 Admirals at a time, and without even opening his mouth he was by far the shining star. I would go to combat anytime, anywhere, and lay my life down for him. Unfortunately, we have no senior military officers like him and never will again.

Vor 5 Monate
John Wink
John Wink

Im sure it was real technical like replace the taliban with the taliban using superior tech, useless retards

Vor 3 Monate
Rainey Pogue
Rainey Pogue

I absolutely love this! Ive never forgotten this speech. God Bless America 🇺🇸

Vor year
jpurdie44
jpurdie44

I love the book he wrote bc of this speech. So much so that I created a reading unit based on it for my 5th graders. Planned my budget, purchased a classroom set, and every year my kids just soak it up. It ends up being one of their favorite books they read all year. This man has inspired our future y’all

Vor year
jpurdie44
jpurdie44

@Caleb Stevens Thanks, I really appreciate your comment. Teaching is tough—it’s nice to be reminded of why I do it.

Vor year
Caleb Stevens
Caleb Stevens

thank you for sharing the book wit those kids. I hope you realize you're the one he talks about helping generation after generation.

Vor year
Global Citizen
Global Citizen

Admiral William McRaven. God bless you for this speech. You have made a mark in history with your work. However, sharing these lessons with my generation is one Hallmark that we're eternally grateful for.

Vor Monat
PixieDusted
PixieDusted

I play this in the morning while I’m making breakfast. My 7 year old absolutely loves it. During quarantine I got in a bit of a funk & came out to the kitchen where my sweet boy had everything needed for pancakes laid out with this encouraging speech playing on the tv. He said “We are NOT sugar cookies! Let’s do this together!” I burst into tears. Pulled up my big girl pants & took a lesson from my child. We don’t give up just because things look different. ❤️

Vor 2 years
Bryan Daly
Bryan Daly

I'm gonna do this now thank you!

Vor 10 Monate
I Am Aletha
I Am Aletha

Babes ❤❤❤❤

Vor 11 Monate
Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts

Kids are so precious.

Vor year
Loren Renee
Loren Renee

I’m gonna start doing that I’ve played it for my kids but we did start to make our beds.

Vor year
Jen Sardam
Jen Sardam

Our children are often our best teachers!

Vor year
Dipanjan sikder
Dipanjan sikder

Whenever i am down in life i hear his words. I first heard this in my second year of college. Now i am on second year of my professional life and here again to hear his really valuable words

Vor 2 Monate
Mino
Mino

I remember this speech This guy is truly a legend .. Till now the speech has always been motivating a d will forever continue, And has helped me get through my worst days. I am proud and grateful to be living in this great country and having great heroes serving and protecting our freedom !

Vor 12 Tage
jaybar redspoon
jaybar redspoon

I listen to this many times and bought the book he had written. He is an inspiration to me. To keep going no matter what happens. And you can accomplish what you want to do.

Vor 4 Monate
d1scount
d1scount

Truly inspiring, one of the best speeches ever.

Vor year
Marc Lessen
Marc Lessen

I am speechless, moved yet motivated and inspired. The Admiral's speech has had a deep and unexpected impact.

Vor year
Nick Asf
Nick Asf

Every single lesson he taught everyone ive been through and ive applied to my life. This has made my life so much better.

Vor 11 Monate
Rachel Dunwoodie
Rachel Dunwoodie

This man needs to run for President! He’s got my vote and I don’t know this man. This is the truest words I’ve ever heard in my life. This is powerful. This is truth, this is real and this video needs to be watched by many many more people. I just came across this video, I’m so thankful for this video. This man spoke words of power, faith, and inspiration. This is America’s hero! Good bless this man and his family. 💯❤️🙌🏽.

Vor year
George Camero
George Camero

What a great speech. A strong minded person with a great outlook on people and life. I have watched this multiple times and will continue to watch it over and over again.

Vor year
That One Guy
That One Guy

It’s the way he says “respect everyone” that makes this speech so great. You know he means it and lives by hose words. Such a cool guy

Vor year
Unboxed
Unboxed

Because of this man’s speech, whenever I’ve had a rough day - I come home to a bed that I made and it makes my day 10x better.

Vor 10 Monate
Evan Morozowich
Evan Morozowich

Saw this for the first time when I was 9. I’m 17 now and this makes me make my bed every day. It really makes you feel better that night, even if you had a miserable day. I hope this plays at my high school graduation in a couple years

Vor 7 Monate
Gerald Ryan
Gerald Ryan

One of the greatest speeches I’ve ever heard in my life, Ex Senior NCO RN 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 thank you Sir 👏

Vor year
Markus Goebel
Markus Goebel

Very inspirational. Shared with my children. Great man.

Vor 2 Tage
Valerie Price
Valerie Price

This clip changed my life. I have probably watched it 20 times. My brother is an Admiral in the Navy. Admiral McRaven, thank you so much for your speech. I sincerely from the bottom of my heart in helping me. You don't know me, but you have gotten me through many struggles.

Vor year
hugokelvin604
hugokelvin604

How are you doing dear ?

Vor year
ST_f0lk
ST_f0lk

I can't be thankful enough for this man... I just love this speech.

Vor year
Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons

This has to be the one of the greatest speeches ever written

Vor year
Lilith x
Lilith x

Most inspiring speech I have EVER heard. This has changed my life for the better and made me realize just how much I still need to learn.

Vor 8 years
Ira-jay
Ira-jay

+Anonimus XX genuenly and whole heartedly, fuck you.

Vor 4 years
No Name
No Name

Lilith x If you wanna change the world......stop killing people and making wars around the globe..invading and bombing other countries for oil ..and global imperialism!!! USA is the biggest terrorist on planet!! We are sick of USA propaganda and lies!!! New era is coming!! CHE VIVE!!!!

Vor 5 years
Ms DTF
Ms DTF

Tony07UK

Vor 5 years
Tony07UK
Tony07UK

Yep, it's about time you made your bed. Clearly your parents didn't teach you anything.

Vor 5 years
RimfireRat
RimfireRat

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/charltonhestonculturalwar.htm

Vor 7 years
Lukas Margesin
Lukas Margesin

Watching this after reading the book... such a powerful speech! I will come back every day and listen to it and who knows... maybe i can change the world for the better 💪🏻🔥

Vor year
Miggy Lopez
Miggy Lopez

@Jesus Flores make your bed

Vor 6 Monate
Jesus Flores
Jesus Flores

What's the name of the book

Vor 8 Monate
Noor Sherckawi
Noor Sherckawi

Reminding u to come back

Vor year
Clausvonclauswitz
Clausvonclauswitz

I watched this video for the first time about 4 years ago (right when I joined the Navy). I took the advice from him and realized just because everyone else is miserable, doesn’t mean everyone else has to be that too. So I said to myself, if I can change the lives of my sailors these days (now an E5), they can carry that on. Then those sailors carry that on, and eventually… those 17 sailors I changed the lives of, have changed 500+ from the issues I had to go through coming up. I come to this speech at least once a year, just to remind me the goal. One love y’all

Vor year
Clausvonclauswitz
Clausvonclauswitz

Been almost a year and I came here almost on an impulse. My coc above me is terrible, but I’m not gonna let these sailors down.

Vor 3 Monate
howard croft
howard croft

A friend of mine is a high school teacher. He has a special role. He is given all the problem kids... .... this video is the first thing he shows them. I proud to say that I was the man who introduced him to this clip. At the age of 61 I still come back and watch this video to get myself back on track. This is leadership... I don't know this man... but he is my leader.

Vor 2 Monate
Robert branagan
Robert branagan

A great man. I'm a Marine and I find comfort in my life choices listening to him.

Vor 5 Monate
Tabitha S
Tabitha S

1. Start each day with a task completed. 2. Find someone to help you through life. 3. Respect everyone. 4. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. 5. Take some risks 6. Step up when times are toughest. 7. Face down the bullies. 8. Lift up the downtrodden. 9. Give people hope. 10. Never ever give up.

Vor year
conejaverde
conejaverde

bless you, Tabitha S.

Vor Monat
The guy with the green pfp
The guy with the green pfp

Someone put down explanations for all of these please

Vor 2 Monate
Right Hand
Right Hand

Mystery Babylon

Vor 3 Monate
GHOSTLOYALTY
GHOSTLOYALTY

thank you so much

Vor 3 Monate
Brian Orozco
Brian Orozco

Thx goofy ahh teacher gave me this for homework

Vor 3 Monate
Ciji Perkins
Ciji Perkins

I listen to this when I am feeling life has beaten me down. This always motivates me. So Grateful!

Vor year
videos4mydad
videos4mydad

I think its fair to say that this speech has had a great impact on the world.

Vor year
morgan challinor
morgan challinor

Currently in college now this video beyond motivates me to graduate college beyond motivates me to change the world and change my life for the better thank you admiral Mcraven!!

Vor year
Robert Crawford
Robert Crawford

All great speeches pull the audience in. In the beginning, there is much noise in the background and then...total silence. They are listening. They are moved. This is one of the best speeches of all time.

Vor year
C_R_O_M__________
C_R_O_M__________

Amazing speech! A friend of mine was in his class (the short kind that swam and run the fastest, the Greek-American - he's not that short, like 5'8"-5'9"). He is now in his 60s and competing in international cycling competitions, beating, (in sprint of all things), guys in their 20s! Once a warrior, always a warrior.

Vor 2 years
Separate Reality
Separate Reality

Tanks for sharing this

Vor 10 Monate
Mike105
Mike105

I wonder if he had any idea how epic his speech that night would become. How many people have been motivated by this speech. I know I’ve watched it a dozen or more times, especially when I’m feeling depressed or unmotivated. It always helps.

Vor 8 Monate
Linette Lovejoy Piwnicki
Linette Lovejoy Piwnicki

I thank you to everybody involved in posting this video including the Admital… You have no idea how many times I have recommended and sent this video to other people to try and easily and most joyfully and peacefully help them along their soul journey… It has been such a blessing for me and you can hear in his voice the authenticity and caring and even that alone is such a blessing… Thank you again to everybody who had anything to do with posting this video including YouTube and I pray wonderful, joyful, peaceful, amazing fun blessings for everyone who not only reads this but for everyone and everything everywhere thank you amen amen thank You, Universe, thank you all divine beings of love and light. Amen amen! 🤟🏽☮️💖🥳🙏😇🍓🍀💗👍🏽🙃✌🏽👏🤓

Vor 5 Monate
Native432
Native432

The best speech I ever heard thank you sir thank you.

Vor 2 Monate
Karen Cavin
Karen Cavin

I am a proud military brat. From Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force! I love this speech and listen daily.

Vor 5 Monate
texaslonghorn2010
texaslonghorn2010

So proud to be part of this graduating class! The Admiral's speech made the commencement ceremony all the more special for me, personally, and his words on overcoming adversity and failure are sure to stick in my mind for a long time to come.

Vor 8 years
niklos1509
niklos1509

there is still inspiring persons on earth, thanks admiral !

Vor 3 Monate
Recreational Combat
Recreational Combat

Saw this video when I was at a very low time in my life. This encouraged me to go on. I now love my life. little nuggets of information in this video very inspiring. Thanks to whoever put this up on YouTube. Just making your bed changes everything.

Vor 6 Monate
Michael Lombardo
Michael Lombardo

Making one’s bed is such a simple task. He speaks so eloquently about this simple task. People like Admiral McRaven give others hope.

Vor year
Merl Moulton Jr
Merl Moulton Jr

Men like this man, are very much the men we need in office at the highest levels throughout. He’s a man I’d absolutely vote for 💯 ❤️🇺🇸

Vor 3 Monate
Chuck Reynolds
Chuck Reynolds

Still one of the best commencement speeches ever. Always come back to this one. Oh... and make your bed!

Vor 6 years
the red monkey
the red monkey

@Mao Zedong Desert Storm, Korean War, Gulf War

Vor year
Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong

@floopadoda do What wars has America won since WW2 ?

Vor 2 years
LeoVerRosa
LeoVerRosa

I always come back to this speech. It gives me so much motivation... and yes, it made me made my bed.

Vor 3 years
floopadoda do
floopadoda do

@LAWAYA MIYKA'EL all humans are blood, that's all humans know....how to destroy... have a great life I'm going to bed now and we can stop chatting on youtube and if u want to keep it going talk to somebody else, bye now

Vor 3 years
floopadoda do
floopadoda do

And by the way the were greeted with both

Vor 3 years
Irod
Irod

This is truly one of the best speeches I've ever heard this touched me in a way that every day before I go work out this is what I put on User are a legend

Vor 5 Monate
Cynthia Crockett
Cynthia Crockett

Powerful, wise words elegantly spoken by one of Texas and the USAs military heroes. God bless and thank you for all of your service

Vor year
Eddy Arnold
Eddy Arnold

I am back in 2021... former Navy Nuke (first in my nuke quals school).. teacher... IT expert... and currently a Director in IT of a large world-wide company... I heard Adm. McRaven back in 2014... and his words have ringed in my ears and reverberated in my heart since then. Strong words and thoughts. Wishing everyone the best here.

Vor year
Josh
Josh

Did you retire or no

Vor year
Stinger913
Stinger913

NROTC? OCS?

Vor year
Allyson Holbrook
Allyson Holbrook

I never get sick of listening to Admiral William H. McRaven! And when I get down on myself, I listen to it again.

Vor year
Sven Störmann
Sven Störmann

04:44 1. "If you wanna change world, start of by making your bed" 06:18 2. "If you wanna change world, find someone to help you paddle" 07:21 3. "If you wanna change world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers" 08:39 4. "If you wanna change world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward" 10:03 5. "If you wanna change world, don't be afraid of the circuses" 11:30 6. "If you wanna change world, sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head first" 12:50 7. "If you wanna change world, don't back down from the sharks" 14:02 8. "If you wanna change world, you must be your very best in the darkest moments." 15:40 9. "If you wanna change world, start singing when your up to your neck in mud" 18:00 10. "If you wanna change world, don't ever, ever ring the bell"

Vor 2 Monate
MR:KA :BOS
MR:KA :BOS

One of the greatest speeches I have ever heard.......Well done, Admiral

Vor 10 Monate
Correy Retzloff
Correy Retzloff

One of the greatest speeches, ever.

Vor 10 Monate
Christine Mader
Christine Mader

This message keeps motivating me. I wish everyone in the world would understand. best regards from 🇦🇹 Austria

Vor 4 Monate
John Wink
John Wink

O good day mate hows the prison colony anti gun shit continent doing? Big broad shouldered women fuck Australia

Vor 3 Monate
Spencer Moseley
Spencer Moseley

Great speech.  I learned the same lessons from my years in the military.  He speaks the truth and many in this country should listen to this leader.

Vor 8 years
William Brown
William Brown

I love this speech, listen to it daily. 👏

Vor 10 Monate
Sam
Sam

I come back here every few months. An incredible speech.

Vor 2 Monate
Seb Rodot
Seb Rodot

One of the best speech I have heard on human values. With much respect and integrity. I bow low.

Vor year
[이밍TV] iming TV
[이밍TV] iming TV

Whenever I have some trouble or difficult to something, I see this video. It's very motivate me. Awesome video!! Thanks :)

Vor 8 Monate
Mark Collard
Mark Collard

Such clarity, discipline and commitment. The Admiral speaks ten very fine points about how to live, and to live intentionally.

Vor 8 years
MtnCommando
MtnCommando

Really an example of the finest of men. Us watching this video could barely dream to accomplish what this man has. A complete inspiration. A shame, then, to think that today there are many who belittle him just because of political differences.

Vor 4 years
Shanna Thomas
Shanna Thomas

Love this speach!

Vor 5 Monate
Joe Vitiello
Joe Vitiello

Legend is right… I must have watched this 50 times by now. What a classic speech.

Vor Monat
Zach Starling
Zach Starling

one of the best speeches ever, wish i could’ve been there

Vor year
Oshane Samuels
Oshane Samuels

1 of the greatest speech to have ever been spoken.

Vor year
Rachel Dunwoodie
Rachel Dunwoodie

Thank you for Your service for our country 🇺🇸. You are a true hero, true American. You are inspiring to everyone who has and will watch this. Good bless you and your family. God bless America 🇺🇸❤️💯🇺🇸

Vor year
Charly Omega
Charly Omega

I've just watched this with my dad, what an amazing speech

Vor year
Jason Rife
Jason Rife

one of the best speaches I have ever heard.

Vor Tag
Jason Blood
Jason Blood

The best speech ever to graduating students

Vor 4 Monate
Sky Kelley
Sky Kelley

This speech helped me a lot through Army Basic Training and I still keep these 10 steps in my head through AIT, training to be a combat medic.

Vor 6 years
Maria Akong
Maria Akong

Great speech!!!! I love it. ❤️

Vor 9 Monate
x92811
x92811

Well don't leave us in suspense! Did you pass AIT?!

Vor 3 years
KBoogie
KBoogie

YUT!

Vor 3 years
Eric Daily
Eric Daily

Wonderfully encouraging speech. From one Shipmate ( veteran ) to another, SALUTE sir!

Vor 26 Tage

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