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Make Your Bed : Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the World - by William H. McRaven (Hardcover)

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About the Book



"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"



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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. --Forbes



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Exquisitely simple...superb, smart, and succinct ideas.--Forbes

Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault...McRaven's lessons, like his commencement speech, extend far beyond his bed-making. He devotes the 10-chapter book to lessons about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies and giving others hope.--Washington Post

McRaven...has taken the genesis of what he learned during SEAL training and his nearly four decades in Navy Special Operations into a thin, powerful book.--USA Today

Should be read by every leader in America... [MAKE YOUR BED] is a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can. It is a book to discuss with your executive leadership team as a spur to meeting shared goals. Most of all, it is a book that will leave you with tears in your eyes.--Wall Street Journal



About The Author



Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed, the New York Times bestseller Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, and The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived. In his thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final assignment was as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces. After retiring from the Navy, he served as the Chancellor of the University of Texas System from 2015 to 2018. He now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Georgeann.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.25 Inches (H) x 5.25 Inches (W) x .69 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 130
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Format: Hardcover
Author: William H. McRaven
Language: English
Street Date: April 4, 2017
TCIN: 51534635
UPC: 9781455570249
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2459
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
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Hstein - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great short book. Easy to read
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Hopeful life reminders and entertaining war stories

5 out of 5 stars
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MNMama - 4 months ago
A quick and easy read that provides great life lessons, hope, and encouragement. Also shares lots of interesting war stories. Would recommend!
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great book

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- 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
this is wonderful read on how the small decisions we make in life truly effect us! buy it!
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Catchy Headline

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Alyssa - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great easy read. Bought it because I am doing hard 75 and i need to read 10 pages a day and this book has been hard to put down.
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A powerful little read

5 out of 5 stars
Michelle T - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A quick and easy read that will leave you with a fresh perspective and a ton of great takeaways
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Interesting Book

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Fares Aldairi - 2 years ago
I found that Make Your Bed by William H McRaven is one of the most interesting and exciting books to read. The book details the ten life lessons that William McRaven learned through his thirty-seven years spent as a Navy SEAL. The book is also based on William McRaven’s speech that was made at the University of Texas, which I also watched. McRaven shows how doing the little things or insignificant tasks can make you start your day with completed tasks in the morning and help you accomplish the harder tasks or goals later the day. McRaven shared how his time in the Navy shaped his personality by meeting different people and going to different places, which helped expand his experience and knowledge in life. They are small lessons that deal with overcoming the Navy SEAL training, but the ten lessons are important in dealing with life challenges as well. The book shows how life isn’t fair and what matters is only the size of your heart. I agree with McRaven that failure is what makes you stronger because I believe that failure is part of the success journey, and you can’t succeed without failure. My favorite lesson was “Never, ever quit”, almost all successful people who have changed the world have failed, and if they gave up on what they were doing, we won’t be where we are at right now in terms of education, technology and advancement. Another lesson that I really liked is “If you want to change the world … be your very best in the darkest moments”, I agree with McRaven that you should reach deep inside yourself and be your very best in dark moments, because eventually we all come across dark moments in our lives. It’s very important to be the very best at those dark moments because you might make decisions during those moments that could affect you for the rest of your life. Finally, I think that Make Your Bed book is an outstanding enjoyable book, full of great life lessons for anyone. Although the examples are from the military life, it’s beneficial for anyone regardless of their age or what stage of life they are in.
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Great read

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Liz - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
A quick read yet packed full of great stories and helpful life lessons.
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5 out of 5 stars
Mama to be - 4 years ago
gReat book. I bought it for my husband. Unfortunately I returned it because my husband got 2 for his birthday. but definitely recommend this book.
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5 out of 5 stars
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KSL - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was perfect book to read during pandemic. Thank you!
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Habits

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Angeles - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
I like it too much, I want to improve my English and it book it's really usefull
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Life Lessons, Graduate Gift

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vceshill - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book teaches amazing life lessons applicable to every life. This is my go-to graduation present.
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Excellent quick read

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Jen from OC - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is an excellent book for anyone to read!!! Short, fast & awesome gems of advice.
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Motivational

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SPKDJMich - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great read! I highly recommend.
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