Adm. William McRaven's Inspirational Words

The man known for taking down Osama Bin Laden is now being lauded for a commencement address he gave.
2:35 | 08/29/14

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laden raid. But he's best known for something he said, deeply touching a chord within us. Martha Raddatz with our person of the week. The United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin laden, the leader of Al Qaeda. Reporter: And it was this man, admiral William Mcraven, behind it. This may, sharing his life lessons with a bunch of college kids. His commencement address at the university of texas-austin has now been seen by nearly three million people online. I have a few suggestions that might help you on your way to a better world. Reporter: Simple suggestions. Start by making your bed. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. Reporter: Going up in Dallas, magnified tenfold with his training as a Navy S.E.A.L. Somehow, these little guys always had the last laugh. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Reporter: The admiral has become a legendary figure. Commanding respect with the rank and file, but clearly, he's a leader for anyone aspiring to achieve something big. Start every day with a task completed. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair, and you will fail often. If you do these things, your generation and the ones that follow will have a better world. And so we choose admiral

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