Change the World by Making Your Bed
University of Texas at Austin, 2014 Commencement Address, Admiral William H. McRaven. Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus. This retiring Admiral and Navy Seal trainer delivers one of the most inspiring and uplifting speeches you will ever hear. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.
September 28, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
He spoke that really well so true
September 28, 2017 @ 8:24 pm
Thank you!! I’ve always made my bed first thing in the morning – hadn’t realized how important that is!!
September 30, 2017 @ 1:05 pm
Well said. Absolutely excellent. Didn’t realize how important making ones bed in the morning was. Was taught that from childhood. Hate an unmade bed.
September 30, 2017 @ 1:51 pm
That speech should be at every commencement and listened to intently. Outstanding!
October 2, 2017 @ 11:10 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have filled us with hope, for our future of America, when our young people have the opportunity to listen to this voice of experience and faith.
October 2, 2017 @ 3:39 pm
How True It Is
October 13, 2017 @ 3:58 pm
Awesome message of HOPE Made me want to stand up and cheer!
October 23, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
He is awesome! He needs to give that speech to every student in every school. He would indeed ‘change the world’
M/Sgt Alfredo Garcia, Ret.
November 9, 2017 @ 11:25 am
I am a Retired M/Sgt. from the Air Force (17 years ) and 8 years with the Army National Guard.
God Bless the Military for they keep us Safe and Strong.
November 12, 2017 @ 5:49 pm
No truer words were spoken.
let us make our beds and begin the day.
November 13, 2017 @ 3:18 pm
Dana Parino interviewed a Navy Seal. He told her that he had assignments in foreign countries. She asked him if he had to learn foreign languages to do his job.
He answered “No ma’am. We don’t go there to talk.”
November 16, 2017 @ 9:43 pm
I sent the video to everyone I know. Fantastic.
November 17, 2017 @ 5:34 pm
words of wisdom
November 21, 2017 @ 6:26 pm
What a speech. And one that everyone should hear
November 27, 2017 @ 1:07 pm
What a great speech, when will he run to be the President of the USA? His speech is heard everywhere,
a big thank you from Canada.
Dr. Ronald J Burns.
November 27, 2017 @ 3:37 pm
It is nice to hear someone show us a positive direction in this world of dangerous clowns and fake-lying news! It made me smile and my heart sing. There is hope for this human species. Wouldn’t it be nice if he was the president of the USA!
Dr. Vernon Kraus
November 28, 2017 @ 11:42 pm
Dr, Burns wrote four inspiring sentences, especially the last. Yes, I’m still having chills from hearing this speech. Since when did it become illegal for the people leading us to be this smart?
November 29, 2017 @ 9:13 pm
Wow! And, that word simply does not cover the inspiration of that speech, and the message it brings forth. It starts simply, and moves dramatically through to an absolute crescendo to an ending.
JOHN M VAN VLIET
November 30, 2017 @ 6:28 pm
So remarkable and so true. What an inspirational leader. We all look for real leaders, why then do we vote for duds? I make my bed each and every morning. Thank You Sir.
December 3, 2017 @ 3:48 pm
When I was first married my father told me almost the same thing, “first thing in the morning make your bed, no matter what happens or who comes to visit you will not appear lazy”. That was 62 years ago and sometimes I still do it. But at 80 eh!
December 4, 2017 @ 4:04 pm
Inspiring speech. Wonderful advice. Never, ever give up.
December 9, 2017 @ 6:54 am
Winston Churchill said that long ago, if you haven’t read his book by that title, you should find it somewhere, and read it. It is enlightening!
December 10, 2017 @ 1:05 am
I am sending to my children.
Mark J. Maciag
December 13, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
Super…Very inspirational and makes me focus my thoughts and ambitions.
December 21, 2017 @ 4:22 pm
NEED TO SEND TOMANY
January 6, 2018 @ 5:12 pm
such powerful words,
January 22, 2018 @ 7:04 pm
His words ring out the truth! Now,we need to start listening,and following the concepts he professed !!!
January 29, 2018 @ 1:12 pm
Fr. Tony Joseph
January 29, 2018 @ 3:32 pm
I make my own bed EVERY MORNING.
What was the song?
Timothy E Olsen Sr.
February 13, 2018 @ 2:10 pm
I normally don’t reply back to videos I have seen this one was truly were watching listening it was awesome thank you
February 19, 2018 @ 8:10 am
Great speech! What was the song?
February 23, 2018 @ 7:21 pm
February 28, 2018 @ 12:26 am
One of the better speeches I’ve heard! Very inspirational!!
March 5, 2018 @ 10:18 am
I highly recommend everyone read his book, Make Your Bed, It is especially good for students in high school and college. I was inspired by the book too, and I am 72.
Jerry A. Davis
March 20, 2018 @ 6:05 pm
Great message and motivation. Success, result of great effort.
March 20, 2018 @ 6:07 pm
This is one of the greatest speeches that I have ever heard. I can only imagine the song that was sang while
up to their necks in mud was, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”.
July 7, 2018 @ 5:22 pm
I have made my bed every morning for as long as I can remember and I’m 87 years old. That was an excellent speech! It’s just too bad that many more people and CHILDREN can’t hear and see this video. May it give inspiration and some wisdom to all those that do….
July 20, 2018 @ 9:34 am
I think God bless Admiral William H. McRaven and God Bless the Navy Seals and God Bless America..
September 26, 2018 @ 9:05 pm
Best Words I have ever heard.
December 21, 2018 @ 11:47 am
Love listening to music instead of listening to the depressing news.
January 17, 2019 @ 6:36 pm
Great speech, wish it were mandatory in schools.
Richard L Clester
March 27, 2021 @ 5:20 pm
Gives me great faith in the future!