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“Make Your Bed”
by Admiral William H. McRaven
This speech was delivered as the commencement address to the graduates of The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014. The speech was originally published on the University of Texas website.
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President Powers, Provost Fenves, Deans, members of the faculty, family and friends and most importantly, the class of 2014. Congratulations on your achievement.
It's been almost 37 years to the day that I graduated from UT. I remember a lot of things about that day. I remember I had throbbing headache from a party the night before. 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.
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. So, acknowledging that fact, if I can't make this commencement speech memorable, I will at least try to make it short.
The University's slogan is, “What starts here changes the world.” I have to admit — I kinda like it. “What starts here changes the world.”
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: MisterSpock
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