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Small changes for personal growth in the New Year


Last updated 12/28/2017 at Noon

A very wise man once said, “Discipline builds character.”

In his book, “Make Your Bed,” Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) describes lessons in mental discipline that he learned in Basic Underwater Demolition SEALS (BUD/S) training. McRaven believes that applying these ten lessons leads to personal growth, and eventually, changes the world.

The titular lesson, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed,” is strongly representative for doing little things right that lead to doing other, more significant things right. McRaven recalls, “Througho...

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