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

  • By: Book Avenue
  • Narrated by: Ron Lang
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-01-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Leo Publishing
  • 5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's 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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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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great book

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

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amazing

I made my bed this morning.
Thank you.
After listening to this book by
I was inspired. I will never be a Seal. However, lessons learned if applied can change the world .
Thank you for writing this book. Thank you for your service.

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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. "

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highly suggested

it was all that inspiring, but I did enjoy the short stories. the last 30 mins are just a recap of the first 1.5 hrs of the book. great narration!

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helpful book

Thank you, author, for writing AND narrating this book!
I know it will change my life from here forward, and only wish I had read it when I was a child.

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Good to listen

This book is one of the best concise guides on how to change your outlook on life but also lead it to your fullest potential! Totally found it on accident while looking for something new to read. Highly recommended.

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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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informative book

This book, in its simplicity, has introduced me to a new code for action. Know I have a new Mantra to repeat every morning.

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best guide

I thought for sure my character was well-crafted and established for the rest of my life. I believed that I had read most all of the important authors and had been exposed to the most important Concepts for a successful life.

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  • Kopper
  • 07-04-18

Good story. I enjoyed the book.

This is such an incredibly useful and listenable book! The advice is plain and simple yet so powerful.

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  • Martin
  • 07-04-18

Best summary.

Amazing book that will change your life if you allow yourself to change. This book made me cry but also gave me hope in starting with little baby steps.

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  • M.wood
  • 07-04-18

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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  • Charle
  • 07-03-18

Great discussion.

This is a short book full of really good advice and interesting stories. The upcoming generation would definitely glean some useful approaches to finding a direction and seeing it through assuming they're open-minded enough to really read it and contemplate the possibility.

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  • JOHN
  • 07-03-18

Great Book!!!!

This book is an excellent short listen, 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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  • Laura
  • 07-03-18

Good Summary.

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

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  • ADDNE
  • 07-04-18

Excellent book!!!

A very inspirational book. I intend to give copies to my teenage nephews and grandson. Should be must reads for high school athletic teams as well as all high school students. Should be re-listen many times.

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  • Vladimir
  • 07-04-18

Lots of valuable tips.

Great book !!! Great inspirational ! We all face trials in our life , some harder than others . We all need to learn from these trials. Life is not easy ! Nobody deserves anything. You only succeed when you work hard to get where you want to be !! I learned a great lesson when I was a young adult, you can be here today and gone tomorrow!!! Enjoy life.

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  • Richard
  • 07-04-18

Great !! inspirational book !

Apply knowledge, insert experience and make your bed.
I never really made my bed, sure I sort of pulled the sheets and blankets up, then I came across the commencement speech and I discovered my day lacked discipline, direction and commitment.

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  • Rudy
  • 07-04-18

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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