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To The Graduating Class of 2020!!

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Class of 2020, Congratulations on your achievements. Whether you are promoting from 8th grade to high school, graduating high school, or even college, we at SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East wish to recognize you on your accomplishments. Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus many will not be able to get recognized with all the pomp and circumstance associated with this milestone. When graduating or promoting, there is a commencement speaker that offers words of wisdom. In 2020, you will not have the chance to hear it. Let this be a substitute!

In 2014 Navy Seal Admiral McRaven gave an inspirational speech to his alma mater, The University of Texas, Longhorns. This us a synopsis of his speech! If you wish to hear his words you can click link below !! Enjoy and Congratulations!!

If you want to change the world!

1. Start by making your bed!

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

2. Find someone to help you paddle!

You can't change the world alone - you will need some help. 

3. Measure a person by the size of their hearts not the size of their flippers!

Nothing else matters but your will to succeed. Not your color, ethnic background, not you education or social status.

4. Get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward!

Sometimes your efforts are in vain. Sometimes you do not succeed. Sometimes you are not perfect. So keep trying!

5. Do not be afraid of the circus!

Life is filled with circuses! You will fail often. It will be painful and discouraging. This will test your very core. 

6. Sometimes you must slide down the obstacle head-first!

If it's going to be, it's up to me!

7. Do not back down from sharks!

There are a lot of sharks in the world! You will have to deal with them!

8. You must be your very best in the darkest moments!

At the darkest moments in life, you need to be calm, composed, and all your physical strength and inner strength be brought to bear!

9. Start singing when you are up to your neck in the mud!

The power of hope is contagious! One person can change the world by giving the power of hope.

10. Do not Ever, Ever, Ever Ring the Bell!

If you quit and ring the bell you wont experience the hardships, but also, you won't change the world!

Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often but if you take some risks, step up when times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never ever give up, you can change the world!

"Changing the world can happen anywhere and anyone can do it!"

Click here to watch the University of Texas  Commencement by Admiral William H. McRaven  

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