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Monday Motivation: Do you want to change the world?

Monday Motivation: Do you want to change the world?

Monday Motivation, 10.1.18

Written by: Mike Goleski

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

Do you want to change the world?


I came across this YouTube video of Retired US Naval officer Admiral William H. McRaven giving the commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class at his alma mater the University of Texas a couple of years ago. Admiral McRaven is one of the most decorated Navy SEAL officers in US history. What I took from it was something so simple & so ridiculous it was funny at first. Think about that. Making your bed can change the day or even the world! We take the little things for granted in life. We walk in a dark room and flip a switch. If the lights do not come on we go bonkers. Turn on the TV. No picture and we blow up Comcast. So how can making my stupid bed change the world? The video explains some of training exercises SEAL trainees have to endure to become a US NAVY SEAL of frogman. Oh by the way…guess what the first thing all military personnel have to do on a daily basis? You got it, make their bed. He states and I quote “I was concerned that a military officer, whose career had been defined by war, might not find a welcoming audience among college students. But to my great surprise, the graduating class embraced the speech”. The video speaks for itself. I encourage you to apply this simple task every morning. Share it with friends and family and who knows, maybe something so simple might change the world to be a better place. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

Mike Goleski, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team, started selling real estate in 1999. The RLT was thrilled to welcome Mike to the team in February of 2018 due to his competitive edge and disciplined attitude, which he learned from serving 6 years in the US NAVY as a SeaBee. In his spare time, you can find Mike on the golf course or even behind home plate umpiring an NCAA baseball game (you read that right!).

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