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Life Lessons from Navy SEAL Training

Few would dispute that training to become a Navy SEAL is one of the most rigorous and challenging processes in the world. Adm William H. McRaven recently gave a commencement address highlighting the life lessons from that training. Here are some of the highlights, a few which I have adapted for this audience, but I would like to invite you to read the full article to see all his comments.   http://bit.ly/navyseallessons

 Life Lessons Highlights from Navy SEAL Training

  1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you can't d04463d763d58deb2869ac94038f0ae3a.jpg?t=1o the little things right, you will never do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
  2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. You can't change the world alone—you will need some help—and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
  3. Nothing matters but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status. If you want to change the world, measure people by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.
  4. Sometimes, no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform, you still end up on the losing side of the situation. It's just the way life is sometimes. If you want to change the world, don’t focus on the failings but keep moving forward.
  5. Life is filled with consequences and crappy outcomes. You will fail. You will likely fail often. It will be painful. It will be discouraging. At times it will test you to your very core. But if you want to change the world, don't be afraid of those failures.
  6. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to find new solutions to old problems. Take the risk; it might work out well.
  7. There are a lot of bullies and hurdles (sharks) in the world. If you hope to complete the journey and reach your goals you will have to deal with them. So, if you want to change the world, don't back down from these hurdles.
  8. Every SEAL knows that at the darkest moment of the mission, is the time when you must be calm, composed—when all your tactical skills, your physical power and all your inner strength must be brought to bear. If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
  9. If I have learned anything in my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. The power of one person—Washington, Lincoln, King, Mandela and even a young girl from Pakistan named Malala—can change the world by giving people hope.
  10. Quiting is a simple process, you can walk away anytime.  If you want to  change the world; quitting is not an option.

http://bit.ly/navyseallessons

Suceeding in auto retailing is certainly not tougher than being a Navy SEAL team member, but if you and your dealership really want to compete and win, there are lessons here we can all learn. 

 

Grant Gooley
Amazing LIFE lessons here. Many of them I follow close to my heart! Especially the "You have to fail to succeed concept" Thanks Mark for posting such an inspiring article!

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