I have read about 5 books total on Audible.com (no affiliation). Most of these books I will listen to in the car, or while doing my make-up. This book, however, I just sat and listened to the entire thing and was completely entranced by what I was hearing. Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven, is a number of inspiring lessons this Retired Admiral learned while in the US Navy.
With each lesson that McRaven shares, he includes a supporting, awe-inspiring story from his experience in the US Navy. The stories are bone-chilling accounts of the courage, discipline and endurance required to be successful in this field. I had no idea how intense and unforgiving the training and missions are in the Navy. Though I already highly respected the Military for all they do, this made me admire them even more. Certainly, it makes sense that McRaven has been named an Admiral.
Another great thing about Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven is how much of a quick read it is. It only took me a few hours to learn so much and change my outlook on life in a very positive way. I highly recommend this book in both paper form or on Audible for both men and women alike.
McRaven says these lessons are “little things that can change your life… and maybe the world.”
I will share with you some of the lessons briefly, but the stories telling how he learned these lessons are the real stars of this read.
- Start each day with a task completed
- Find someone to help you through life
- Respect everyone
- Know that life is not fair and you will fail often
- Take risks
- Step up when times are toughest
- Face the bullies
- Lift up the downtrodden (the oppressed)
- Never, ever give up
These are the main focuses of Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven. I have already listened to this book twice and can assure you it will be one I recommend to many.
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I hope this review of Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven has inspired you enough to pick up this book. Certainly, you won’t regret it.
What are some other books that have changed your outlook on life? I would love to know in the comments so I can read them myself!