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


"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


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: 34
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

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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. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months 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 4 months 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
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Anonymous 6 months 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 8 months ago
Useful insights on handling life and making the most of it.
Anonymous 14 days 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 9 months ago
To the point inspiration!
Anonymous 11 months 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
This small book offers practical and sound advice in a concise and eminently readable fashion. Good book!
Anonymous 5 months 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
418686 6 months ago
Great book! Quick read however inspiring and a book I will read again at a future date. (Perfect idea for a gift therefore I was compelled to return for another copy.)
Anonymous 9 months ago
This was a quick read that gives usable strategies to find the good in each day.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Too costlly and wasted pages to meet a bare minimum sory i bought this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probabaly one of