Sunday, October 30, 2022

book: The Hero Code by Admiral William H. McRaven

The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived: McRaven, Admiral William H.: 9781538719961: Books

William H. McRaven - Wikipedia

Adm. William H. McRaven on his new book, 'The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived' - YouTube

University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven - YouTube

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Admiral McRaven tells us that it is a moral code and walks us through ten of the core virtues that make up the code. Each virtue has it’s own commitment. 
  1. I will always strive to be COURAGEOUS;
    to take one step forward as I confront my fears.

  2. I will work to be HUMBLE;
    to recognize the limits of my intellect, my understanding, and my power.

  3. I will learn to SACRIFICE
    by giving a little of my time, my talent, and my treasure to those in need.

  4. I will be a person of INTEGRITY;
    every decision I make and every action I take will be moral, legal, and ethical.

  5. I will be kind and COMPASSIONATE
    to at least one person every single day and expect nothing in return.

  6. I will never give up on matters that are important
    to me, my family, my country, or my faith. I will PERSEVERE.

  7. Whatever job I am given, whatever DUTY I am bound by,
    I will do it to the best of my ability.

  8. I will use my unique talents to inspire others and give them HOPE
    that tomorrow will be a better day.

  9. I will use HUMOR
    to comfort others, and never be afraid to laugh at myself.

  10. No matter how great or small the offense against me, I will try to FORGIVE.
    I will be the victor, not the victim.

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