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Make Your Bed

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

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.




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.

"Should be read by every leader in America...a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can." --Wall Street Journal

"Powerful." --USA Today

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

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

Customer Reviews

Inspiring is an understatement...a MUST READ!

Every young adult starting a new chapter in their life should read this book. Every leader should reinforce these lessons...a marvelous and inspiring read!

Quick and Good

To be clear it's a one hour read. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. I am going to go with a good thing. Maybe it's not the length of the book but the strength of the book that matters. I will reread it and see how it helps and or affects me, and perhaps edit or add to my review.

A good book for those entering the workforce

Admiral Mcraven book for life is a great read for those of us who are qualified Special Forces, Rangers or Seals. I can relate to his trials in becoming a SEAL which is no minor accomplishment. I just do not think his stories transition well to those entering the work force or looking for guidance for what to do next. Those who aspire to do great things, I believe, are already internally motivated and no amount of cold, phyiscal demand or sand in one’s life will deter them from thir goals. If this books helps one individual learn the importance of never giving up on one’s goals for life, then the Admiral has hit the mark.

Make Your Bed
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Apr 04, 2017
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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