Make Your Bed - Admiral William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed

By Admiral William H. McRaven

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,088 Ratings

Description

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

Reviews

  • Life Changing

    5
    By jay020709
    Awesome book!! It help me get some perspective on life when I really needed it.
  • Inspiring Work

    5
    By R.M.2019
    This is a tremendous book with valuable lessons that I will teach to my sons. Highly recommended. Admiral McRaven is a true American hero that we can all learn from.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Cool beans 121
    Very well written story with a lot of good life lessons. Definitely recommend this as a must read!
  • Quick, Inspiring Read

    5
    By 1023334
    This book is a good quick read that will teach you life lessons from a former Navy Seal. If you like reading the many books from former Seals, this is a must to add to your collection. Quick and concise, the author gets to the point of each lesson in each chapter.
  • Make Your Bed

    5
    By Super swole
    Great read! This should be a mandatory read in school.
  • Very misleading

    1
    By Adam724709
    Purchased this book to learn more about healthy habits. Ended up getting a book written by a narcissistic veteran who needed a vent to tell his war stories. Total waste of time
  • Very Motivating

    5
    By Nicobot
    Amazing book. Every chapter has a incredible message to the reader along with a motivating story.
  • Just wow

    5
    By Mahereh
    Where has this book been all my life? This is the most inspirational book I’ve ever read. Thank you for the inspiration.
  • Inspired!!!!!

    5
    By JJMCFitz
    I am always amazed at the mental toughness that our soldiers bring - it is so powerful and inspiring. Thank you for making a difference. Great Words! I will take them with me and work on my attitude and mental toughness!
  • MAke your bed

    5
    By pamela n a d
    Excellent motivating well written