Make Your BedAdmiral William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed

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Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven Book Summary

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

Make Your Bed (Admiral William H. McRaven) Book Reviews

So. So. So. Good.Straight forward and to the point. The insights and lessons, life lessons. Just buy it, and read it. You won’t regret it. This is for those who are questioning their place in life, who question what’s the point of continuing on. I needed this..Score: 5/5

NoI would’ve enjoyed it, but my school made me read it during a pandemic while I had other classes to complete homework for..Score: 1/5

InspirationalIn these pages and stories one can find the inspiration to make a difference - not only for themselves - but for all - to make the world a much better place for future generations. Enjoy..Score: 5/5

Short and to the pointMcRaven doesn’t use more words than necessary to get his point across. This was a great read..Score: 5/5

Basic And Simple....and trueI saw Adm. McRaven’s 2014 Commencement speech, which impressed me very much. Then I heard there is a book, based on the speech - so I bought it and read it. The lessons are very fundamental. And because they are so fundamental they are easy to understand and easy to to relate to. His lessons of perseverance despite detractors and nay-sayers, of asking for help from and giving help to others, of respect and looking beyond externalities in a person, are universal. I think the reason for the positive resonance McRaven got for his book is that all these simple lessons also still apply for the high performing outliers of society like the Navy SEALS. The book is a quick read, but gives the reader plenty of food for thought and opportunities to life vicariously, before one starts to look at one’s own life - where one meets and falls short of these 10 guiding principles..Score: 5/5

MAke your bedExcellent motivating well written.Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing read with great lessons. This is a book that young leaders should read..Score: 5/5

Great wisdom that applies to everyone's lifeThis small book was full of wisdom. The lessons that the writer shared with us as a navy seal applies to everyone, regardless of what you do. The best wisdom I learned was to NEVER ring the bell. Regardless how tough life may gets, never give up..Score: 5/5

Very MotivatingAmazing book. Every chapter has a incredible message to the reader along with a motivating story..Score: 5/5

Life changingWhat a wonderful way to inspire. The stories took me right at the places and times he described but most importantly he make me look at my life in a different angle; how much time I lost worried about unimportant things, depressed and sad. After reading the first chapters before I went to sleep, next morning I woke up with a different view of my life, first thing I did at waking up was to be thankful for another day, I made my bed as perfect and I could and I took a long walk and started a new day and a big smile on my face ..Score: 5/5

Great inspirational bookI’ll read it a couple time but it’s a great book to get inspired..Score: 4/5

Make Your BedGreat read! This should be a mandatory read in school..Score: 5/5

TerribleThere’s bad and then there’s make your bed.Score: 1/5

This is the best bruh🔥🔥🔥.Score: 5/5

Quick and GoodTo 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..Score: 5/5

Inspiring WorkThis 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..Score: 5/5

Very misleadingPurchased 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.Score: 1/5

TeacherWhen I started reading this book at 645 am, I found myself finishing the read at 758 pm. Me being a Marine Military Brat, these words sound familiar from my father's advice. If anything these ten advices is what I'm going to share with my students whom live in the inner city of Houston, Texas..Score: 5/5

If only it was longer!!!Saw his commencement speech online and immediately bought the book. Love hearing these experiences and being in the Marine Corps I can relate to a lot. The only bad thing is how short it is, I wanted to hear more. But overall excellent book!!!!.Score: 5/5

A good book for those entering the workforceAdmiral 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..Score: 4/5

Very trueWe live in a world where most organizations are trying to abuse you in one way or another. Sometimes significantly others not so significantly. Good ole boy organizations are the worst. These life hacks will help you succeed and overcome..Score: 5/5

Great bookIt’s one of the few books you can’t put down. Simple message with powerful impact on your daily life, from the moment you see the cover..Score: 5/5

Book ReviewThe only easy day was yesterday. Isn't that the truth. This was an excellent read and recommend it without reservation..Score: 5/5

Ringing the bellI like this book! It's inspiring, and I wouldn't hesitate to pass this along to my kids and grandkids. After reading the book though I wonder about those guys who rang the bell, those who quit. I think most of us mortals would do well to get half way through the rigorous SEAL training. My hat off to those who tried, but failed. I bet you kept trying and found something you were good at, that was fulfilling, and quite possibly inspiring..Score: 5/5

Quick, Inspiring ReadThis 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..Score: 5/5

Make Your BedWow! This is an awesome book. Regardless of your position in life personally or professionally. I hate the book ended. Yes, it's that good!!.Score: 5/5

I'am literally 'speechless.'Not rocket science. Yet, so many people just don't get it..Score: 5/5

Invaluable Life LessonsAn invaluable treatise easily applied to all facets of life. Many of these lessons I learned in my own 21 year Navy career, both the easy and hard way. I passed this book on to my teenage daughter, who demonstrates some of these lessons already, but mastery is a life-long endeavor. Highly recommended! Thanks Admiral..Score: 5/5

Make Your BedWhat an inspiration. This book clearly shares the personal qualifications that men and women in our armed forces possess and why we as Americans are so fortunate to have these individuals protecting us and our country. Every high school senior and college freshman should have this book as required reading..Score: 5/5

Make Your BedA most inspiring book. Should be mandatory reading for everyone!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely love this book!I absolutely love this book. It hits home if you interact and visualize what you're reading. It will bring so much value to the reader especially the last chapter where it summarizes the 10 lessons of life that Admiral McRaven learned and shares in this book. I've read it twice and it's just an amazing book. You can read it within 2 hours or so. Start each day with a small win and a small accomplishment. Start each day by perfectly making your bed. It will set your day started in a positive note and if you somehow end up having a bad day, you can at least come home to a perfectly and nicely made bed. This book is a must! I encourage everyone to get it..Score: 5/5

Enjoyed thoroughlyExcellent read, enjoyed how much it made me evaluate my life in its totality and realize I have a lot to be thankful for and not really much to complain about..Score: 5/5

CortellAmazing it was short but impactful I felt connected to every story told and I believe the wisdom shared in this book will impact everyone who reads this in a powerful positive way!.Score: 5/5

Make Your BedThank you Admiral McRaven for your service, and for this wise and inspiring book of SEAL based lessons learned to meet life’s challenges and obstacles. In the current medical battle of diagnosing and battling Covid 19 in the ED, this book reminds and encourages me that we can, and must persevere, for those we care for and serve. Thank you for the inspiration, wisdom, and hope to continue do so. Bravo Zulu..Score: 5/5

Good read!Good book and great speech..Score: 5/5

Inspired!!!!!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!.Score: 5/5

Just wowWhere has this book been all my life? This is the most inspirational book I’ve ever read. Thank you for the inspiration..Score: 5/5

ExcellentVery well written story with a lot of good life lessons. Definitely recommend this as a must read!.Score: 5/5

Great Book I recommend.Great Book I recommend..Score: 5/5

Life ChangingAwesome book!! It help me get some perspective on life when I really needed it..Score: 5/5

AmazingOne of the best books I’ve read it is really motivational definitely 5 stars.Score: 5/5

Excellence.Admiral McRaven details BUD/S and SEAL training like no other and in doing so teaches the hidden lessons many struggle to see in the grueling weeks of BUD/S. I am and have always been a very big fan of Admiral McRaven’s book, teachings and lessons. A stellar officer with a stellar career, a true military leader at heart with so much to teach. Excellent read..Score: 4/5

Everything except the YouTube speechI’m have seen the video about a dozen times and I just had to read some more about the person.Score: 5/5

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!.Score: 5/5

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Fantastic Read.Whilst the speech itself is good, Adm. MacRaven goes into even more detail about his experience in the SEALs and how his experience changed the lives for others. Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Not a book.Good message but save your money and just watch the U of Texas commencement address..Score: 1/5

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Book Name:
Make Your Bed
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Health, Mind & Body
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Book Release Date:
2017-04-04
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