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, pract...
|Title||:||Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World|
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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World Reviews
If you haven’t already seen Admiral William McRaven’s 2014 speech to the graduating class of the University of Texas – check it out. It definitely had a profoundly positive effect on me when I first saw it. I wish I had received a speech like that when I graduated! But luckily now, we have a book by this man instead!
Make Your Bed is a small-sized book that is big in heart. It’s a quick read, yet an inspirational one too. I kept imagining McRaven narrating the book to me like in his University of ...more
Back in 2014 William gave his famous talk at UT in Austin (which is in this book). I had read the transcript and really enjoyed it. In fact, this part here was what inspired me:
If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinfo ...more
Sure. It's good advice if you want to be SEAL or if you're just graduating college. But there isn't really nuance. Make your bed. Saddam Hussein didn't. Never quit. Really?
(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 training. The principles are given as help to overcome challenges in training, career, and life, useful for all to change themselves and the world for the better.
Each principle (including the one found in the book title) is followed by real-life Navy SEAL training story example and how each can be ...more
با اینکه خیلی تبلیغاتی و آمریکا پرستانه بود، اما پاراگرافهایی هم پیدا میشد که ارزش تفکر داشته باشند.
وقت کردید بخوانید.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
By: Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date: April 2017
Nonfiction, Life Skills, Inspirational, Navy
Plus(es): Admiral McRaven (Retired) Gives concrete examples of life skills lessons, Short chapters move the book along at a good pace, Great reading for High School Students and reluctant readers
Make Your Bed: Little Things that can Change Your Life … and Maybe the World clearly ...more
I had read portions of Admiral McRaven's University of Texas Commencement speech on the internet, and had known a handful of SEALs in my life. This is a great little collections of life lessons learned learning and doing one of the most amazing training in the world.
Started on audio in the dentist's chair yesterday, finished in hardcover today, as I couldn't put it down. (Not to mention, it counts as work-reading).
Worst-case SRC Spring 2018: Task 5.3 (all letters in BAD ART). Might fit non-ficti ...more
This was one of those books that (if you have read the blurb) is exactly what you expect it to be. The book is based on a speech that Admiral McRaven made for the graduating class at The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. The speech is included at the end of the book, which I initially thought was kind of redundant, but it is actually way shorter and less detailed than I anticipated after having read the book - which is like a fleshed out, in depth version.
The book is structured as 10 things ...more