10 Common Causes of Failure

Back in my college days, I read Og Mandino’s book University of Success, which served as such an inspiration that I would refer to it from time to time throughout my professional career. The book is a series of “lessons”, but the one that most inspired me was Lesson 5.

We have found the enemy and they are us.”
– Walt Kelly, creator of comic strip Pogo
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Admiral McRaven’s 10 Life Lessons

Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations and a University of Texas alumni, delivered UT’s Commencement address in Austin on May 17th, 2014. A Navy SEAL for 36 years, McRaven reflected on his Basic SEAL training, culling out the 10 most important lessons learned during that training, and describing how by adhering to those lessons, one person can “change the world.”

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