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Ten Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

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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. I’ve posted a link to his amazing Commencement Address at University of Texas at Austin 2014, written in an article from Business Insider:

Honestly, this article is a bit hard to read.

We all wish life could just be “easy” for a while.

Let me tell you, there will ALWAYS be hard stuff if you are alive.

And YOU have the choice to be



There are many good words here.

My favorite was from #9:

“If I have learned anything in my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. 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.

 So, if you want to change the world,

start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.”


This is how I envision my life…

to help others while singing in the mud.


For the article, click here. You will be glad that you did.


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Hugs and love, Passionista Mimi

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