Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe Even the World is not your typical self-help book. Written by retired US Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, this #1 New York Times bestseller is filled with stories and lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL, woven together with the inspiring graduation speech he gave at the University of Texas.
McRaven’s speech went viral with over 10 million views, and for good reason. In it, he imparts the ten principles he learned during his SEAL training and how they can be applied to any area of life. The first principle he shares is simple: make your bed. It may seem insignificant, but he explains how it sets the tone for the rest of your day and gives you a sense of accomplishment even before you leave your room.
As someone who has struggled with motivation and discipline, I found this book to be incredibly motivating. The stories McRaven shares of his Navy SEAL training are awe-inspiring, and his insights into leadership, overcoming obstacles, and dealing with failure are applicable to anyone. And the best part is that the book is concise and to the point, making it a quick and easy read.
But what sets this book apart from other self-help books is the humility, compassion, and optimism that McRaven brings to his writing. He doesn’t claim to have all the answers, and he admits to his own failures and shortcomings. But through it all, he maintains a belief in the power of small actions and a determination to do what is right.
Some of my favorite moments from the book include McRaven’s retelling of the time he accidentally drank from a canteen filled with his own vomit, the story of the SEAL who overcame paralysis to walk again and complete his training, and the reminder that we are all capable of making a positive impact no matter how small our actions may seem.
Overall, Make Your Bed is a book that I would recommend to anyone looking for inspiration and practical advice on how to improve their life. McRaven’s writing style is engaging and accessible, and the lessons he shares are timeless. Whether you’re looking to become a better leader, overcome a personal struggle, or simply improve your daily routine, this book can help set you on the right path.
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(as of Mar 24, 2023 09:15:18 UTC – Details)