The instructors threatened us with more time in the mud if we kept up the singingbut the singing persisted. It seemed a little ridiculous at the time, particularly in light of the fact that were aspiring to be real warriors, tough battle-hardened SEALs, but the wisdom of this simple act has been proven to me many times over. Surprisingly the commencement speech was enlightening. The instructors told us we could leave the mud if only five men would quit — just five men — and we could get out of the oppressive cold. You were never going to succeed. Without hesitation, the students slid down the rope perilously fast instead of several minutes it only took him half that time and by the end of the course he had broken the record. It will be painful. For the boat to make it to its destination, everyone must paddle. If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. This speech was delivered as the commencement address to the graduates of The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014. Summing up, then, the first four skills speech william mcraven in tip-top shape. That’s important to remember by the way. McRaven followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the military. One is the night swim. Throughout the speech, McRaven uses relevant examples to emphasize why people should focus on the little things, and mixes in emotional … That no matter how hard they tried to get the uniform right, it went on appreciated. Moreover, these perspectives are … One voice raised in song. During the entire swim even well below the surface, there is some light that comes through. Admiral McRaven: (07:42) If you hope to complete the swim you will have to deal with them. Ring the bell and you no longer have to do the freezing cold swims. It’s considered one of the best and more inspirational commencement speeches. William McRaven was born in November 1955 in North Carolina and raised in San Antonio, Texas. But if you take some risks, step up on the times, you’re the toughest face down the bullies. But the wisdom of this simple act has been proven to me many times over. In between was a 200-foot-long rope. But of all the things I remember, I don’t have a clue who the commencement speaker was that evening, and I certainly don’t remember anything they said. It’s just the way life is sometimes. I remember I had throbbing headache from a party the night before. You will likely fail often it will be painful. If you failed to meet those standards your name was posted on a list, and at the end of the day those on the list were invited to a “circus.” A circus was two hours of additional calisthenics designed to wear you down, to break your spirit, to force you to quit. Sometimes no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform, you still end up as a sugar cookie. As the sun began to set that Wednesday evening, my training class, having committed some “egregious infraction of the rules” was ordered into the mud. So here are the 10 lessons I learned from basic SEAL training that hopefully will be a value to you as you move forward in life. Congratulations on your achievement. So, if you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks. But at some time during SEAL training, everyone — everyone — made the circus list. Admiral McRaven: (05:13) The University’s slogan is, “What starts here changes the world.” I have to admit — I kinda like it. The ship attack mission is where a pair of SEAL divers is dropped off outside an enemy harbor and then swims well over two miles — underwater — using nothing but a depth gauge and a compass to get to their target. Basic SEAL training is six months, a long torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacle courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable. William Harry McRaven (born November 6, 1955) is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014. A brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see. It had a three-level 30-foot tower at one end and a one-level tower at the other. McRaven attended the University of Texas at Austin on a track scholarship, and was a member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better. But you are also taught that if a shark begins to circle your position, stand your ground, do not swim away, do not act afraid. His career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It blocks the surrounding streetlamps. It matters not your gender, your ethnic or religious background, your orientation or your social status. There were now six boat crews of seven men each. As Navy SEALs one of our jobs is to conduct underwater attacks against enemy shipping. Well, I am confident that it will look much, much better. Looking around the mud flat it was apparent that some students were about to give up. Your hat had to be perfectly starched, your uniform immaculately pressed and your belt buckle shiny and void of any smudges. Inspired? 10 Lessons For Life. The Mud Flats are area between San Diego and Tijuana where the water runs off and creates the Tijuana slues, a swampy patch of terrain where the mud will engulf you. “President Powers, Provost Fenves, Deans, members of the faculty, family and friends and most importantly, the class of 2014. You didn’t measure up. It will not be easy, but you are the class of 2014 the class that can affect the lives of 800 million people in the next century. Aside from this statement, Ethos is used in his speech indirectly when he spoke about overcoming some of the challenges of SEAL training. I’ve been a Navy SEAL for 36 years, but it all began when I left UT for basic SEAL training in Coronado, California. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. Admiral McRaven: (17:51) Our struggles in this world are similar and the lessons to overcome those struggles and to move forward, changing ourselves and changing the world around us will apply equally to all. It is on Wednesday of Hell Week that you paddle down to the mud flats and spend the next 15 hours trying to survive the freezing cold mud, the howling wind and the incessant pressure to quit from the instructors. And what started here will indeed have changed the world — for the better. The record seemed unbeatable until one day a student decided to go down the slide for life head first. And then, one voice began to echo through the night, one voice raised in song. The instructors weren’t going to allow it. And if the shark, hungry for a midnight snack, darts towards you — then summon up all your strength and punch him in the snout, and he will turn and swim away. But every morning we were required to make our bed to perfection. Admiral William McRaven Speech. 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 Goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide you. The ship attack mission is where a pair of SEAL divers is dropped off outside an enemy Harbor and then swims well over two miles underwater using nothing but a DEF gauge and a compass to get to the target. So acknowledging that fact, if I can’t make this commencement speech memorable, I’ll at least try to make it short. The power of one person — Washington, Lincoln, King, Mandela and even a young girl from Pakistan, Malala — one person can change the world by giving people hope. You had to climb the three tiered tower and once at the top you grabbed the rope, swung underneath the rope and pulled yourself hand over hand until you got to the other end. When you undermine the people's right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the … For failing uniform inspection, the student had to run fully clothed into the surf zone, then wet from head to toe, roll around on the beach until every part of your body was covered with sand, the effect was known as a sugar cookie. A circus was two hours of additional calisthenics designed to wear you down to break your spirit, to force you to quit. Admiral McRaven: (16:12) But the question is, what will the world look like after you change it? Admiral McRaven: (03:53) You will likely fail often. The pain of the circuses built inner strength and physical resiliency. Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven. Get a weekly digest of the week’s most important transcripts in your inbox. But who cares right? Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education, not your social status. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. McRaven was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and spent most of his formative years in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School. At least twice a week, the trainees were required to run the obstacle course. All you have to do is ring the bell to get out. To pass SEAL training there are a series of long swims that must be completed. 8 billion people. This Make Your Bed Summary will motivate you to take action toward your goals by showing that success comes from willpower and support from others. But an interesting thing happened to those who were constantly on the list. Those students didn’t understand the purpose of the drill. As Navy SEALs, one of our jobs is to conduct underwater attacks against enemies shipping. This is your objective, but the keel is also the darkest part of the ship where you cannot see your hand in front of your face or the noise from the ship’s machinery is deafening and where it gets to be easily disoriented and you can fail. William H. McRaven in his commencement address at the University of Texas, Austin 2014. Well, Admiral McRaven has served the nation for thirty-three years as a Navy SEAL. It was a dangerous move, seemingly foolish and fraught with risk. In the winter, the surf off San Diego can get to be 8 to 10 feet high and it is exceedingly difficult to paddle through the plunging surf unless everyone digs in. The mud consumed each man till there was nothing visible but our heads. The ninth week of training is referred to as “Hell Week.” It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment, and one special day at the Mud Flats. “What starts here changes the world.”. The power of one person, a Washington, a Lincoln, King, Mandela, and even a young girl from Pakistan, Malala, one person can change the world by giving people hope. The instructors would find “something” wrong. Instead of swinging his body underneath the rope and inching his way down, he bravely mounted the top of the rope and thrust himself forward. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. You will fail. I remember a lot of things about that day. The record for the obstacle course had stood for years when my class began in 1977. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. But it seemed that no matter how much effort you put into starching your hat, or pressing your uniform or polishing your belt buckle — it just wasn’t good enough. But if you will humor this old sailor for just a moment, I have a few suggestions that may help you on your way to a better a world. As the sun began to set that Wednesday evening, my training class, having committed some egregious infraction of the rules was ordered into the mud. It will not be easy. Every SEAL knows that under the keel at that darkest moment of the mission is a time when you need to be calm, when you must be calm, where you must be composed. William H. McRaven in his commencement address at the University of Texas, Austin 2014. If you want to change the world, sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head first. Below is the text of the Commencement address, as prepared for delivery, by Admiral William H. McRaven, retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system, for the Institute's 2020 Commencement, held online May 29, … Report this post; Sean Strang … If I have learned anything in my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. It will be discouraging. Start each day with a task completed. Admiral McRaven: (14:56) I remember I had a throbbing headache from a party the night before. So if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. It blocks all ambient light. But, if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people — and each one of those folks changed the lives of another 10 people — just 10 — then in five generations — 125 years — the class of 2014 will have changed the lives of 800 million people. Every day during training, you were challenged with multiple physical events, long runs, long swims, obstacle courses, hours of calisthenics, something designed to test your metal. Failure could be an injury and being dropped from the course. US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven, delivers a speech about the importance of doing the little things like making your bed, embracing the fears of life, and changing the world for generations to come. The waters off San Clemente are a breeding ground for the great white sharks. In McRaven’s speech, he describes rafting through the tall waves of the sea at night with three rowers on each side of the boat and one guide at the bow. The record seemed unbeatable, until one day, a student decided to go down the slide for life head first. Thank you very much, hook ’em horns. Eight more hours of bone chilling cold, chattering teeth and shivering moans of the trainees were so loud, it was hard to hear anything. They assure you, however, that no student has ever been eaten by a shark, at least not that they can remember. For the boat to make it to its destination, everyone must paddle. So if you want to change the world, start singing when you’re up to your neck and mud. During SEAL training the students, during training the students are all broken down in a boat crews. So, if you want to change the world, start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. You stayed in the uniform the rest of the day, cold, wet, and Sandy. British Royal Family: The Royal Foundation. Well, I’m confident that it will look much, much better. Several times a week, the instructors would line up the class and do a uniform inspection. One voice became two and two became three and before long everyone in the class was singing. So, what starts here can indeed change the world, but the question is — what will the world look like after you change it? Without hesitation the student slid down the rope perilously fast. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status. Failure could mean injury and being dropped from the training. Read the full transcript of McRaven’s May 19, 2014 speech right here at Rev.com. Admiral McRaven: (08:38) The record for the obstacle course had stood for years when my class began training in 1977. But changing the world can happen anywhere and anyone can do it. Before the swim the instructors joyfully brief the trainees on all the species of sharks that inhabit the waters off San Clemente. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. The pain of the circuses built inner strength, built physical resiliency. The instructors would find something wrong. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. McRaven holds a master’s degree from th… There were now six boat crews of seven men each. If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment. But if you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circuses. Only five men, just five men, and we could get out of the oppressive cold. At times it will test you to your very core, but if you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circuses. This is an inspiring and powerful 20-minute commencement speech by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014. A circus meant more fatigue — and more fatigue meant that the following day would be more difficult — and more circuses were likely. Il avait auparavant dirigé, de juin 2006 à mars 2008, le commandement des opérations spéciales en Europe (Special Operations Command Europe), une composante du commandement des forces des États-Unis en Europe, et le Joint Special Operations Command du 13 juin 2008 au 8 août 2011. Instead of several minutes, it only took him half that time and by the end of the course he had broken the record. If you hope to complete the swim, you will have to deal with them. If you want to change the world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward. Admiral McRaven: (16:54) It is six months of being constantly harassed by professionally trained warriors who seek to find the weak of mind and body and eliminate them from ever becoming a Navy SEAL. A circus meant that for that day you didn’t measure up. Pathos is used extensively throughout the speech. 10,000 people, that’s a lot of folks. The obstacle course contained 25 obstacles including a 10 foot wall, a 30 foot cargo net, a barbwire crawl to name a few, but the most challenging obstacle was the slide for life. It’s been almost 37 years to the day that I graduated from UT. The instructors threatened us with more time in the mud if we kept up the singing, but the singing persisted and somehow the mud seemed a little warmer. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. One is the night swim. The big men in the other boat crews would always make good natured fun of the tiny little flippers the munchkins put on their tiny little feet prior to every swim, but somehow these little guys from every corner of the nation in the world always had the last laugh sewing faster than everyone and reaching the shore long before the rest of us. Think about it, over twice the population of United States go one more generation and you can change the entire population of the world. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. Looking around the mudflat it was apparent that some students were about to give up. Start each day with a task completed. Every day your boat crew forms up on the beach and is instructed to get through the surf zone and paddle several miles down the coast. Sometimes no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform you still end up as a sugar cookie. So the university slogan is, what starts here changes the world. The mudflats are an area between San Diego and Tijuana where the water runs off and creates the Tijuana slews, a swampy patch of terrain where the mud will engulf you. If you made your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. Every morning in SEAL training, my instructors who were at the time were all Vietnam veterans, would show up in my barracks room and the first thing they do is inspect my bed. Our struggles in this world are similar, and the lessons to overcome those struggles and to move forward — changing ourselves and the world around us — will apply equally to all. All you have to do to quit is ring the bell, ring the bell, and you no longer have to wake up at five o’clock ring the bell and you no longer have to be in the freezing cold swims. I remember I had a serious girlfriend, whom I later married — that’s important to remember by the way — and I remember that I was getting commissioned in the Navy that day. One voice became two and two became three and before long everyone in the class was singing. Admiral McRaven: (15:38) Ring the bell and you no longer have to do the runs, the obstacle course, the PT, and you no longer have to endure the hardships of training. And their children’s children were saved. It is on point and offers some fantastic … Find someone to help you through life. No one was over five foot five. If you think it’s hard to change the lives of 10 people change their lives forever, you’re wrong. You will fail. I saw it happen every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. Admiral McRaven’s original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Everyone must exert equal effort or the boat will turn against the wave and be unceremoniously tossed back on the beach. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey. A brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see. Admiral McRaven: (00:59) But the keel is also the darkest part of the ship — where you cannot see your hand in front of your face, where the noise from the ship’s machinery is deafening and where it is easy to get disoriented and fail. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacle head first. But it all began when I left UT for Basic SEAL training in Coronado, California. Every morning in basic SEAL training, my instructors, who at the time were all Vietnam veterans, would show up in my barracks room and the first thing they would inspect was your bed. Instead of swinging his body underneath the rope and inching his way down, he bravely mounted the TOP of the rope and thrust himself forward. par Amiral William H. McRaven ( 34 ) 14,99 € 22,90 € Ancien commandant des Forces spéciales américaines, l’amiral McRaven est une des grandes figures de l’histoire militaire américaine, et de l’histoire récente tout court : c’est lui qui a supervisé la capture de Saddam Hussein ainsi que le raid pour tuer Ben Laden. So that great Paragon of analytical rigor ask.com says that the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. You were never going to have a perfect uniform. During the land warfare phase of training, the students are flown out to San Clemente Island which lies off the coast of San Diego. To me basic SEAL training was a lifetime of challenges crammed into six months. The speech utilizes many different rhetorical strategies to connect with his audience and bring about change. Admiral William McRaven “Make Your Bed” Commencement Speech Transcript Rev › Blog › Transcripts › Classic Speech Transcripts › Admiral William McRaven “Make Your Bed” Commencement Speech Transcript Admiral William H. McRaven gave a commencement speech at the University of Texas often referred to as the “Make Your Bed” speech. There were many a student who just couldn’t accept the fact that all their effort was in vain. The chattering teeth and shivering moans of the trainees were so loud it was hard to hear anything. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then joined the Navy. During SEAL training the students are broken down into boat crews. As chancellor, he oversaw 14 institutions that educate 221,000 students and employ 20,000 faculty and more than 80,000 health care professionals, researchers and staff. Over a few weeks of difficult training, my SEAL class which started with 150 men was down to just 42. Generations were saved by one decision, by one person. Thank you very much, thank you. At times it will test you to your very core. If you want to change the world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward. It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment and one special day at the mudflats. Admiral McRaven’s commencement speech is perhaps one of the best commencement speeches I have ever heard. If you fail to meet those times, those standards, your name was posted on a list and at the end of the day those on the list were invited to a circus. William Harry McRaven, né le 6 novembre 1955 à Pinehurst (Caroline du Nord), est un amiral américain à la tête du United States Special Operations Command du 8 août 2011 au 1 septembre 2014. Over a few weeks of difficult training my SEAL class, which started with 150 men, was down to just 35. Admiral McRaven: (18:33) In this Speech, Admiral McRaven Urges Graduates to Find the Courage to Change the World. Over time those students — who did two hours of extra calisthenics — got stronger and stronger. William McRaven, US Navy Admiral at the University of Texas in 2014, gave a compelling commencement address that has an impactful message. Speech Analysis - Admiral William H McRaven Published on October 13, 2015 October 13, 2015 • 40 Likes • 5 Comments. Over time those students who did two hours of extras, calisthenics got stronger and stronger. But the training also seeks to find those students who can lead in an environment of constant stress, chaos, failure and hardships. Every day your boat crew forms up on the beach and is instructed to get through the surfzone and paddle several miles down the coast. Your hat had to be perfectly starched, your uniform, immaculately pressed, your belt buckle, shiny and void of any smudges, but it seemed that no matter how much effort you’re put into starching your hat or pressing your uniform or polishing your belt buckle and it just wasn’t good enough. But somehow these little guys, from every corner of the nation and the world, always had the last laugh — swimming faster than everyone and reaching the shore long before the rest of us. I remember I had a serious girlfriend who I later married. But the most challenging obstacle was the slide for life. Do not act afraid. It is comforting to know that there is open water above you, but as you approach the ship, which is tied to appear, the light begins to fade. Admiral William H. Mcraven addressed the 2014 graduating class at the University of Austin, Texas with more than eight thousand students in attendance. But, you are also taught that if a shark begins to circle your position — stand your ground. Every event had standards times you had to meet. But, YOU are the class of 2014, the class that can affect the lives of 800 million people in the next century. Before the swim the instructors joyfully brief the students on all the species of sharks that inhabit the waters of San Clemente. Everyone must exert equal effort or the boat will turn against the wave and be unceremoniously dumped back on the beach. 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. Basic SEAL training is six months of long torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable. William h. mcraven speech for damasio hypothesis By the junior or inexperienced educators about the variability of social capital of japan in. So what starts here can indeed change the world. The speaker who delivered the commencement speech was Admiral William H. McRaven. Well, thank you president Powers, Provost Fenves, deans, members of the faculty, family and friends, and most importantly, the class of 2014, it is indeed an honor for me to be here tonight. Lift up the downtrodden and never ever give up. The waters of San Clemente are a breeding ground for the great white sharks. Admiral McRaven: (14:02) You had to climb the three-tiered tower and once at the top, you grabbed the rope, swung underneath the rope and pulled yourself hand over hand until you got to the other end. SEAL training was a great equalizer. But as you approach the ship, which is tied to a pier, the light begins to fade. In his speech, Admiral William H. McRaven uses words like “Vietnam veterans,” and “calisthenics” to save himself from giving details about his instructors and the exercises he was made to do during the training. He then became one of the Navy’s elite special operators: Navy SEAL. And the wind a little tamer and the dawn, not so far away. And if the shark hungry for a midnight snack, darts towards you, then summons up all your strength and punch him in the snout and he will turn and swim away. So, here are the 10 lessons I learned from basic SEAL training that hopefully will be of value to you as you move forward in life. Admiral McRaven: (05:51) Admiral McRaven: (12:52) Admiral McRaven: (11:15) But, the training also seeks to find those students who can lead in an environment of constant stress, chaos, failure and hardships. To me, basic SEAL training was a lifetime of challenges crammed into six months. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right. 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