Make Your Bed: Small things that can change your life...and maybe the world Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Make Your Bed, written and read by William H. McRaven.
The incredible number one New York Times best seller.
Make your bed to change the world....
'What starts here changes the world' was the university slogan that inspired William H. McRaven to take charge of the small things that could change his life...and even the world. Here McRaven shares the 10 life-changing principles he learned during his 37 years as a Navy SEAL. These 10 philosophies helped him to overcome challenges not only in his career but also throughout his life. What's more anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better....
Begin each day with a simple task, help one another through life, respect everyone, know that your life won't be fair and that you will fail often, take risks, step up when times are tough, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up.
Do these things, and we will live in a far better world than the one before it....
Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice and words of encouragement that will inspire listeners to achieve more even in life's darkest moments.
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 43 minutes|
|Author||Admiral William H. McRaven|
|Narrator||Admiral William H. McRaven|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||15 June 2017|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 224 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
4 in Ageing
5 in Aging & Longevity
21 in Self-Help for Happiness
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I’m off to make my bed!
To sum the book up in fewer words: Dig deep, be nice and don't give up.
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One of the all time best speeches ever given. Do as we did and order a dozen or more and keep them tucked away for those occasions when you need a perfect gift for someone. You won't be sorry.
These self-help type books usually fall into the trap of coming across as preachy and holier than thou or being completely impractical for most people (I'm looking at you The 4-Hour Workweek). This book bucks that trend by being simple, practical and useful for almost everyone.
Another downfall of these kinds of books that the author neatly swerves is feeling like they have to make the book a certain length. I've read lots of books that could, and should, have been half the length, but the author felt the need to keep adding extraneous fluff to make the book long enough. McRaven has ten pieces of advice, and each one has a couple of short anecdotes to illustrate it and then it is done. It never outstays it's welcome which makes the advice that much more powerful.
So, overall a great book with some excellent advice that is simple but worth repeating. A book that we should give to everyone when they leave school, in my opinion.