I have decided to dedicate the whole month of June to Intentional Living. Each day, I will share with you via video an Intentional Living challenge. I hope that you will take it upon yourself to participate in these daily challenges. Because if you do, you will start to notice remarkable changes in your life. I live my life by design, not by default. I want you to start doing the same. Each day we have an amazing opportunity to create a life that we love. So for the next thirty days, I am going to give you some things to do that will assist you in mindfully living your life.
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.
Admiral McRaven’s original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life’s darkest moments.
I highly recommend this book and, I invite you to start making your bed every single day.
Stay true and be you —
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