Yes oui כן

I attend ulpan classes two evenings a week to learn Hebrew. As you can imagine, the other people in my class come from different countries and there is a mix of languages in between the Hebrew lessons. Last night, our teacher wrote this on the board and it really appealed to me for a couple…… Continue reading Yes oui כן

First lesson in SEAL training: make your bed

050505-N-3093M-009 Atlantic Ocean (May 5, 2005) - Members of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) huddle together inside a flooded Dry Deck Shelter mounted on the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). Dry Deck Shelters (DDS) provide specially configured nuclear powered submarines with a greater capability of deploying Special Operations Forces (SOF). DDSs can transport, deploy, and recover SOF teams from Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRCs) or SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs), all while remaining submerged. SDVT-2 is stationed at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., and conducts operations throughout the Atlantic and Southern, and European command geographic areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Andrew McKaskle (RELEASED)

If you enjoy inspiring commencement speeches, watch this one by US Admiral William McRaven who inspired the 2014 graduate class with lessons he learned from basic SEAL training. The first lesson is to make your bed and it makes a lot of sense when he explains why.

Don't wait for inspiration

I dug up my old “Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2” and opened to this gem (no. 694): Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.

Inspire yourself, screw humility

I believe that we should do things that scare us and challenge us because that is how can take huge strides forward. This afternoon I worked on a memo for a client in which I advised my client on how to structure a particular software transaction. It was fairly different to the sort of work…… Continue reading Inspire yourself, screw humility