Motivational William H McRaven Quotes

Motivational William H McRaven Quotes And Sayings

William H McRaven Quotes:- William H McRaven (born November 6, 1955) is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014.

Motivational William H McRaven Quotes

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

Motivational William H McRaven Quotes

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 H McRaven

Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacle courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet, and miserable.
William H 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 goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
William H 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 H McRaven

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

We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people. This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.
William H McRaven

To be a good leader, you have to be a good communicator. As a leader, you have to communicate your intent every chance you get, and if you fail to do that, you will pay the consequences.
William H McRaven

Famous William H McRaven Quotes

Flaws and all, I believe the free press is our country’s most important institution – one I am more than happy to defend. One I did, in fact, defend for 37 years.
William H McRaven

There is nothing more important to a democracy than an active and engaged press.
William H McRaven

Keep your cool, even when those around you can’t.
William H McRaven

As ISIS begins to gain momentum beyond where they already are, it really does create – but you see the surge of refugees and immigrants into Europe, and this is a major problem for the Europeans… But the United States is going to have to take the lead.
William H McRaven

In a special operations mission, the concept of speed is simple. Get to your objective as fast as possible. Any delay will expand your area of vulnerability.
William H McRaven

The purpose of the mission must be thoroughly understood beforehand, and the men must be inspired by a sense of personal dedication that knows no limitations… In an age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need for personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.
William H McRaven

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