Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

Written by:
William H. McRaven
Narrated by:
William H. McRaven

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2017
1 hour 53 minutes
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
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Jorge F

I liked this book especially as I had heard the Admiral’s UT speech. It expands on that. It contains a lot of great but simple advice for kids today!

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Ridiculous. “At the end of the first chapter he tells us about his experience visiting Saddam Hussein, in whose capture he played a part: "Once a day I would visit Saddam to ensure my soldiers were properly caring for him. I noticed, with some sense of amusement, that Saddam did not make his bed." The road to hell may or may not be paved with good intentions, but the one that leads invariably to illegally annexing Kuwaiti oil fields and gassing thousands of your own people begins with a messy bed.”

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Amasing book!

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Phillip W.

Outstanding Book, everyone should listen to it!

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Dante L.

I really enjoyed reading his book and listening to it and I would encourage everyone to pick the book up and read it and listen to it .

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Derrick Landini

If you’re looking for a short book to get you motivated then this is the book.

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Scott S.

Thank you for your service!

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Gary T.

It was okay

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fantastic book! loved every minute of it!

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Randi S.

Multiple times played

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Wilfried V.

great book

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Thomas C.

Awesome very motivational

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Kent S

Amazing book! Very inspiring and very practical applications!

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Krista F

Absolutely loved it!

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It was an alright book but wasn't life changing.

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