Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

by William H. McRaven

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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

The inspiring #1 New York Times bestseller that "should be read by every leader in America." (Wall Street Journal)

"Powerful." --USA Today

"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post

"Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 14 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455570249
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 242
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Admiral William McRaven (Ret) is the most well-known and decorated Admiral in recent American history. He served with great distinction in the Navy, first as a SEAL and then later as the commander of JSOC and as the head of the operation that took down Osama bin Laden. He is now chancellor of the University of Texas system and a public speaker in high demand in the business and education circuits.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Start Your Day with a Task Completed 1

Chapter 2 You Can't Go It Alone 11

Chapter 3 Only the Size of Your Heart Matters 23

Chapter 4 Life's Not Fair-Drive On! 35

Chapter 5 Failure Can Make You Stronger 43

Chapter 6 You Must Dare Greatly 55

Chapter 7 Stand Up to the Bullies 65

Chapter 8 Rise to the Occasion 73

Chapter 9 Give People Hope 83

Chapter 10 Never, Ever Quit! 95

The University of Texas Commencement Speech 105

Acknowledgments 127

About the Author 129

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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read, common sense and great observations made about life when most of us are just plodding along. I will be reading it again .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great background information on how to change the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best book that I have read since Author R.A. Clark's book "When God Stopped Keeping Score." Just like "Keeping Score," it won't take you long to read this book, but I guarantee that it will have you thinking long after you put it down. It is a powerful guide to live by. I highly recommend that you buy both books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for EVERYONE No matter where you are in your career or life, you can still learn from the powerful insights shared in this book. I greatly appreciated the Heartfelt stories from this amazing naval officer. I will purchase multiple copies of this book for my sons who are serving in the USAF Thank you Bill McRaven for your service and sacrifice to this Nation. Your example makes me proud to be an American. With the highest admiration and respect
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Useful insights on handling life and making the most of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If only we all had the desire to strive for true excellence. I recommend this read, and the lessons and recommendations to all, young or old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the point inspiration!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Check out The Admiral's University of Texas commencement speech video to see what this book is about. If you love the video, you'll love this book. The book adds some depth to his thesis of how several little things can change your life and the world. His positive message will leave you fired up.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed reading this. It offers a reminder of how to make the most of life, but at the same time, it doesn’t really offer anything new or novel about applying these simple rules of living life. But, I resolve to be better about making my bed.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great book. Easy read. And, lessons to live by everyday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book by a great man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was written in an engaging way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read and good lessons on life. Required reading for my work and worth it.
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Short, riveting read. Ninety pages of leadership's successful habits and lifestyles. I'm happy that sugar cookies and circuses don't happen every day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad I read this book. Great food for thought. I am 74 years old and have lived an easy life physically. But of course as anyone my age will tell you, we have all faced darkness. I think I will read this again. Five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has some very bad tips for the younger generation. Even if someone does have something worse than you, you can't just ignore their problems. Resolve them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This small book offers practical and sound advice in a concise and eminently readable fashion. Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you think of things you never thought of and challenges you to rethink what you thought. and take a extra 15% off promo code from bookscoupons.com