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


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.

Title:Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
ISBN:9781478968177
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About William H. McRaven

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) served with great distinction in the Navy. 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. He is now Chancellor of the University of Texas System.


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

  • Judith

    Don't get me wrong, the author is an American hero and he deserves to make a buck with his advice and anecdotes, all wrapped up in time for graduation gift giving. I don't doubt for a second that this...

  • Mildred

    Straight talk from a former Navy SEALThere are many "self-help" books on the market that contain solid information. However, General McRaven's Make Your Bed comes across as refreshingly different from...

  • Kenny

    “It is easy to blame your lot in life on some outside force, to stop trying because you believe fate is against you. It is easy to think that where you were raised, how your parents treated you, or ...

  • Cheese

    This is very Team America in parts with some mixed blessings.He means well, but saying at the start "God bless all the american citizens who died in 9/11", but erm what about all the other people who ...

  • 7jane

    (I use this kindle cover, because the hardback doesn't have the picture, which is the same as this.)This book is made out of the speech the author gave in 2014 - 10 principles learned during Navy SEAL...

  • Sheri

    Fast, fun and motivational read filled with life lessons. Written in a friendly conversational style, the practical advice can be applied by anyone. Highly recommended!...

  • Pardis

    وظایف هر روز را کامل کنید. فردی را بیابید که در زندگی به شما کمک کند. به همه احترام بگذارید. بدانید که زندگی عادل...

  • Lisa

    MAKE YOUR BED is a thoughtful meditation of an American hero’s collective experiences. SUMMARYOn May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at...

  • Judy

    One of those "inspirational" or self-help books that come out from time to time. I heard the author interviewed, and wanted to read his book. It's a quick read. Each chapter has advise for life, start...

  • Truman32

    Admiral William H. McRaven’s book, Make Your Bed- Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World is another one of those really small self-help books that you can stack on a really s...