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Sometimes you get so caught up with work, family, friends, and acquaintances and you get lost. You’ve got every minute of every hour accounted for and you feel like you are getting nowhere. Everyone seems to want something. Their intentions are good. But you feel like the tail is wagging the dog.
It’s okay to take a break. It is okay to pull back awhile. Tell people, “No. I’m sorry I can’t do that right now.”
Take the time, calm your mind, give your soul some peace. Read a book, take a walk by a river, sit in a coffee shop “people watching.”
Then look at your goals & desires. It doesn’t have to be something big, just something you’d like to do but just don’t seem to have the time. Work on one of those.
You will know when you are ready to go back into the hustle and bustle. When you do? People will notice. They’ll tell you they’ve missed you, you look great, and “Hey! Where ya been?”
You will feel better, and you will
redefine joy for yourself.
In 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven (also a Navy S.E.A.L.) gave the commencement address at the University of Texas. “The 10 things I learned in Navy S.E.A.L. training.”
1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.
3. If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers.
4. If you want to change the world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.
5. If you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circuses.
6. If you want to change the world, sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head first.
7. If you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.
8. If you want to change the world, you must be your best in the very darkest moments.
9. If you want to change the world, start singing when you are up to your neck in mud.
10. If you want to change the world, do not ever ever ring the bell.
Commencement University of Texas 2014
“Class of 2014 you are moments away from graduating. Moments away from starting your journey through life, moments away from starting to change the world for the better. It will not be easy. But you are the class of 2014. The class that can effect the lives of 800 million people in the next century. Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair and you will fail often. But if you take some risks, step up when times are the toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the down trodden, and never ever give up. If you do these things, the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today. And what started here will indeed change the world for the better. Thank you very much, hook’em horns.”
Below his photograph is the video of his speech, short but we’ll worth watching