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

Narrated by: Ron Lang
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Summary

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life. And Maybe the World is a collection of 10 life lessons Admiral William McRaven learned as a Navy SEAL. This audiobook is the result of a commencement speech he gave at the University of Texas graduation in 2014.

Admiral McRaven gave a commencement speech at the 2014 graduation of the University of Texas. In that speech, he outlined 10 lessons that he had learned in his time training - and throughout his career - as a Navy SEAL.  

He applies these lessons to every day life, saying that you can use them to change your own life as well as change the lives of those around you.  

This guide will help you understand and appreciate these lessons and apply them to your own life. It includes:  

  • A look into the life of Admiral McRaven and his path to becoming a Navy SEAL
  • A summary of each chapter
  • Tips for changing your own life so that you can reach out and change the world 
  • And so much more

If we can only take the time to effect positive change in the lives of 10 people - and those 10 people do the same in the lives of 10 more - we'll see a ripple effect, and in no time, we'll see the entire world changed for the better.

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

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Extraordinary book.

I have listened to the graduation speech several times and hope the students attending will adhere to the practicel guidelines. This is a great little book!

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Good Summary.

Outstanding book! Easy, enjoyable listening intertwined with important reminders about life. Highly recommend. Must be listen.

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Fantastic. Enjoy this book.

In this manner, each of us can begin to change the world in our own humble way.

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Loved.

Some will love it, others hate it, but it reminds me of maxims delivered to me when I was much younger and which have stuck through a long lifetime.

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Listen!

This is an excellent book and should be listen by young people everywhere. There are too many people in this country who are lazy and have no sense of purpose. This book might be a help in getting a sense of direction and making a difference.

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Nice book.

Its simple lessons have a universal appeal. The book, however, lacks any strategies to help you achieve those objectives. Many are about your psychological or emotional state, and you may be able to muster those thoughts on your own.

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  • Arshi
  • 06-06-18

I found this guide

Listening to author, amazing voice totally makes this story on Audible worthwhile, never mind that it is, hands down, the most inspirational story I've ever heard!

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  • Ajmal
  • 05-06-18

very well written

Enjoyed it immensely!! Sometimes it takes the power of others to see our way through difficult situations but knowing there is always someone else who has the wisdom and strength to help us all make this a better world for all to live.

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  • Abufarims
  • 04-06-18

highly recommended

Perfect summary! This book is an excellent short read, full of great life lessons for anyone. Although the examples are from a military life, it is not a military book. I will gladly recommend this book to all of my kids and fourteen grand kids !

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  • 05-06-18

Awesome

A respectful thought-provoking book which should be required reading for all adults, and maybe reread a couple of times at different stages in a person's life. It gives purpose and direction. What a very fortunate graduating class to have begun life hearing from the author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-18

great book

Good book for every person; thanks I encourage all to read the awesome book. Thanks for sharing

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  • 05-06-18

Thanks to the author

I read this book in one night. I needed to hear this message at a time when I badly needed a strategy to refocus on my professional life and a strategy to deal with some issues.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-18

works best

Short but Powerful Inspiration! This book is about facing our life challenges that we choose and even those we don't choose but can be helpful for others who cross our path of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-18

amazing

This book is an excellent short read, full of great life lessons for anyone. Although the examples are from a military life, it is not a military book. I will gladly recommend this book to all of my kids and fourteen grand kids !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-18

easy to understand

Love the concepts and principles! Great book by a hero! I feel like it could’ve been edited better to remove redundancies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-18

well narrated

Listened to this in a dark moment. "Life constantly puts you in situations where quitting seems so much easier than continuing on. Where the olds are so stacked against you, that giving up seems the rational thing to do. "