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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the… (edition 2017)

by Admiral William H. McRaven (Author)

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Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal).
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.
Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
"Powerful." ??USA Today
"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." ??Washington Post
"Superb, smart, and succinct." ??Fo
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Title:Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the World
Authors:Admiral William H. McRaven (Author)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2017), 96 pages
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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

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A good, quick rundown of Adm. McRaven's advice for life. Easily adaptable and relatable.

Recommended for those seeking a bit of inspiration or motivation - especially if you're stuck somewhere and don't know where to start. ( )
  alrajul | Jun 1, 2023 |
This book is a short read and written in a simple manor, so it is easy to understand for everyone. However, this book should make you think. Each chapter should make you think and you should (or not) take out of them what will fit to your life and your circumstance. I agree with all of the chapters. Make your bed, you accomplished your first task of the day. etc. A lot of reviews for this book seem to focus on the simplicity of the first chapter/statement and make fun of it etc. The act of doing a task from start to finish shows accomplishment. Making your bed takes very little time. Dont you teach your kids to do that?

Anyways, read the book and make the most of it for your life. Nobody expects you to go through seal training. These lessons can be applied in your every day-to-day jobs. I can sympathize with each of the chapters having experienced them all.

But read the book and make up your own mind. ( )
  Ivy_Skye | Apr 5, 2023 |
My mom gave me this book to read (and she wants my kids to read it too). It's a quick and somewhat inspiring read - sort of what you'd expect from a book that is based on a commencement address. ( )
  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
If you've seen the YouTube video, you'll get nothing extra from this book beyond an extra anecdote or two about some people he's met along the way that emphasise the point.
  Azmir_Fakir | Oct 31, 2022 |
A good little read, full of both humbling and affirming personal stories and messages that are worth listening to. ( )
  christina.h | Oct 28, 2022 |
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Self-Improvement. Nonfiction. HTML:Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal).
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.
Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
"Powerful." ??USA Today
"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." ??Washington Post
"Superb, smart, and succinct." ??Fo

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