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Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.

William Harry McRaven

I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up.

William Harry McRaven

I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.

William Harry McRaven

I’m not a political guy.

William Harry McRaven

If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

William Harry McRaven

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

William Harry McRaven

My wife and I make the bed every morning, but it’s a queen size bed today, as opposed to a rack, you know, a small single bed, which I had in basic SEAL training.

William Harry McRaven

SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.

William Harry McRaven

To me, basic SEAL training was a lifetime of challenges crammed into six months.

William Harry McRaven

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 good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.

William Harry McRaven

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