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A SEAL’s guide to continually maintaining hope and inspiring others


Last updated 2/8/2018 at Noon

When conditions are bleak, maintaining hope is not easy: never mind inspiring hope in other people.

However, in his book, “Make Your Bed”, Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) cites spreading hope in the face of adversity as 1 of 10 lessons learned in Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS (BUD/S) training necessary for anyone seeking to change the world.

In proving the power of inspiring others, McRaven recalls an experience during Hell Week, “the seminal event for the First Phase of SEAL training… [characterized by] no sleep and unrelenting harassment by the instructors....

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