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HOT TOPIC 10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

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This graduation speech has been over posted.

The reason I say over posted about one of the best speeches I have ever read in my life is because the majority of the people who read it or watch it, even those who like it, will never internalize it.

If you can read this speech and not bookmark it, I question whether or not the Fast Lane lifestyle is for you. If you can read this speech and not want to go charge your personal battle field, I suspect you might be more comfortable with the status quo. If you can read this speech and not understand it, I suspect you might find more friends at the Cuddly Workers Forum.

This speech is all about the Fast Lane. You can read it or watch it at the link below. Personally, I got more out of reading it and absorbing the words of this brilliant Naval Admiral William H. McRaven

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!RRlou
 

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Excellent speech. No matter what, if you want to change the world, never ever ring the bell. Beautifully said. I liked the part about sometimes you just have to be a sugar cookie. No matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, you just have to accept being a sugar cookie.
 

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I posted this speech here on the forum too.

Years ago in some biz/success book I read the author suggested you should do something spartan. This speech demonstrates exactly why you should.
 

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Excellent speech. No matter what, if you want to change the world, never ever ring the bell. Beautifully said. I liked the part about sometimes you just have to be a sugar cookie. No matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, you just have to accept being a sugar cookie.
Not only that, no matter how hard you try, how many times life screams failure in your face, you must always keep pushing forward.

Really a beautiful speech. If we all can truly internalize what he's saying, failure will no longer be seen as an option.
 

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1979, I had re-enlisted in the Navy after a 2 year break, to clear my head. I had a goal to retire at a certain level. I had been given an opportunity that would put me on that track. I was going through Aircrew School in Pensacola FL. It was mostly physical, heavy on swimming. Really heavy on swimming. I was a "non-swimmer" and there were 11 intense swimming tests. I failed the first 4 and was set back to the next class starting 2 weeks later.

The Chief that ran the school called me into his office and explained that because I was a Vet and he didn't want me to just quit, he was providing me with 1 on 1 training to improve my swimming. The next morning I met my instructor. A SEAL, Chief Petty Officer. He was built like a fire plug. Nothing but muscles. Calm and soft spoken. The most intimidating person that I have ever met.

Lesson one was, "what can you do?"

"I can float and tread water some"

"Show me"

I did, it was okay.

Lesson two, he threw a 10 pound weight into the deep end.

"Go get it"

"shit, okay chief"

"don't get out of the pool"
"get back in the middle and tread water with it"

"shit, okay chief"

I struggled, floundered and dropped the weight.

"you're trying to kill me"

"I'm not authorized to kill you"
"go get your weight"
"if you die or get out of the pool, you fail"
"relax, the fear is all in your mind"
"if you don't quit on me, I won't let you fail"

8 years later, I was a Chief. Later a Senior Chief, my original goal.
I owed my career to that SEAL.
 
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I LOVE your story more than the speech. Because I have met you. A real life hero.

Thank you (again) for your service to keep people like me free.
 

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I LOVE your story more than the speech. Because I have met you. A real life hero.

Thank you (again) for your service to keep people like me free.
Thank you Dave, don't push it. My service was a fair trade. Well, maybe. :)
 

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This graduation speech has been over posted.

The reason I say over posted about one of the best speeches I have ever read in my life is because the majority of the people who read it or watch it, even those who like it, will never internalize it.

If you can read this speech and not bookmark it, I question whether or not the Fast Lane lifestyle is for you. If you can read this speech and not want to go charge your personal battle field, I suspect you might be more comfortable with the status quo. If you can read this speech and not understand it, I suspect you might find more friends at the Cuddly Workers Forum.

This speech is all about the Fast Lane. You can read it or watch it at the link below. Personally, I got more out of reading it and absorbing the words of this brilliant Naval Admiral William H. McRaven

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!RRlou
Amazing man, thank you for posting this! So many Fastlane applicable lessons!
 

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Excellent Speech. Thanks for posting, Vigilante.

These are the most inspiring IMHO:
4. If you want to change the world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.
5. But 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 obstacle head first.
8. If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
10. If you want to change the world don’t ever, ever ring the bell.
 

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I come from a military family and I can attest to this. It sucked as a kid, but now the regiment of chores translates into a productive work cycle.
Tired of reading those books? So what?
Nervous about that meeting? I don't care.

@jon.a My great grand father was a nuclear submariner, thank you for your service.
 

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I come from a military family and I can attest to this. It sucked as a kid, but now the regiment of chores translates into a productive work cycle.
Tired of reading those books? So what?
Nervous about that meeting? I don't care.

@jon.a My great grand father was a nuclear submariner, thank you for your service.
I (we) hunted subs.
 

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I used to drop these guys out of the back of my C-130, and party with them in Bosnia and Turkey. They are class acts.

I was also impressed that they could go out drinking with us until the sun came up and when I was going back to my bunk, they would go out for a run!
 

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Great speech. Thanks for sharing.
 

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This graduation speech has been over posted.

The reason I say over posted about one of the best speeches I have ever read in my life is because the majority of the people who read it or watch it, even those who like it, will never internalize it.

If you can read this speech and not bookmark it, I question whether or not the Fast Lane lifestyle is for you. If you can read this speech and not want to go charge your personal battle field, I suspect you might be more comfortable with the status quo. If you can read this speech and not understand it, I suspect you might find more friends at the Cuddly Workers Forum.

This speech is all about the Fast Lane. You can read it or watch it at the link below. Personally, I got more out of reading it and absorbing the words of this brilliant Naval Admiral William H. McRaven

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!RRlou

Well I was in the navy, thus never a Seal, but I totally understand what he preaches, and certainly, my experience in the navy is helping me going though some tough times in life.
 

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Not only that, no matter how hard you try, how many times life screams failure in your face, you must always keep pushing forward.

Really a beautiful speech. If we all can truly internalize what he's saying, failure will no longer be seen as an option.

Because failure and other times when life screams is never an event, but part of the process. Afraid to go though failure is to never go though the process, thus the event will never happen either.
 

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The reason I say over posted about one of the best speeches I have ever read in my life is because the majority of the people who read it or watch it, even those who like it, will never internalize it.
Fantastic post.

The number of people that succeed in the fastlane compared to those that try are a smaller percentage than those that finish the seal training. It is too easy to ring the bell in the business world as well.

I have experience in the military like some of the others here on the forum. My dad signed for me to join the Marines at the age of 17 back in '75.

I learned of a whole new world in the first 3 months of service. It would have been nice to have a role model and mentor like @jon.a found. Or to have found the teamwork and camaraderie from the article. What I found was that it was me against a world of people that wanted to intimidate me into submission. Although not an innocent teenager when the training commenced, I came out with a new found and jaded view of the world that served me well in my life.
 
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I have experience in the military like some of the others here on the forum. My dad signed for me to join the Marines at the age of 17 back in '75.

I learned of a whole new world in the first 3 months of service. It would have been nice to have a role model and mentor like @jon.a found. Or to have found the teamwork and camaraderie from the article. What I found was that is was me against a world of people that wanted to intimidate me into submission. Although not an innocent teenager when the training commenced, I came out with a new found and jaded view of the world that served me well in my life.
In '75, I was a poor role model.
 

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This graduation speech has been over posted.


This speech is all about the Fast Lane.









I read it yesterday.... and felt most uncomfortable in my own skin for the rest of the evening. I suspect it had to do with the accumulation of lost opportunities to date! However, it is heartwarming to know that the body and mind will respond positively to almost anything life will throw at it. That is what excited me most about this great speech. Today we can quantify anthing with metrics and statistics.
I read somewhere that the average person uses something like 8% of their brain capability. A genius is somewhere around 12% I think. Perhaps through practice, determination, resilience, and dare I say it humiliation and torture, we can access some other dormant part of our brain. Also.... a most interesting follow up conversation on views and opinions from other great personnel like McRaven on this forum. Thanks vigilante.

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!RRlou
 

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Oops..."I goofed up. Press the "Click to expand"
 

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Amazing. I got goosebumps while reading the article. Thanks a lot for sharing.
 

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This graduation speech has been over posted.

The reason I say over posted about one of the best speeches I have ever read in my life is because the majority of the people who read it or watch it, even those who like it, will never internalize it.

If you can read this speech and not bookmark it, I question whether or not the Fast Lane lifestyle is for you. If you can read this speech and not want to go charge your personal battle field, I suspect you might be more comfortable with the status quo. If you can read this speech and not understand it, I suspect you might find more friends at the Cuddly Workers Forum.

This speech is all about the Fast Lane. You can read it or watch it at the link below. Personally, I got more out of reading it and absorbing the words of this brilliant Naval Admiral William H. McRaven

10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal

http://www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!RRlou
GD
I'm a sugar cookie!!
 

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To me the best part is number 10.


"Finally, in SEAL training there is a bell. A brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see.

All you have to do to quit—is ring the bell. Ring the bell and you no longer have to wake up at 5 o’clock. Ring the bell and you no longer have to do the freezing cold swims.

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.

Just ring the bell.

#10. If you want to change the world don’t ever, ever ring the bell."


Oh, the times I've been on the point of giving up! In particular Med school. But a voice always came to my mind, asking then what? So I knew I had to keep going. I regret nothing. No one could regret not giving up. Awesome post, didn't know about it, will be on of my top 3 bookmarks. Thank you.
 

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