Make Your Bed book summary

Book Summary: Make Your Bed book summary

Make Your Bed book summary

Little Things That Can Change Your Life And Maybe The World

Make Your Bed book summary

Make Your Bed Quotes:

  1. Start off by making your bed
  2. Find someone to help you paddle.
  3. Measure a person by the size of their heart.
  4. Get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.
  5. Don’t be afraid of the circus.
  6. Slide down the obstacle headfirst.
  7. Don’t back down from the sharks.
  8. Be your very best in the darkest moments.
  9. Start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.
  10. Don’t ever, ever ring the bell.

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CHAPTER ONE: Start Your Day with a Task Completed

Nothing can replace the strength and comfort of one’s faith, but

sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give you the lift you

need to start your day and provide you the satisfaction to end it right

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CHAPTER TWO: You Can’t Go It Alone

None of us are immune from life’s tragic moments. Like the small

rubber boat we had in basic SEAL training, it takes a team of good people

to get you to your destination in life. You cannot paddle the boat alone.

Find someone to share your life with. Make as many friends as possible,

and never forget that your success depends on others.

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CHAPTER THREE: Only the Size of Your Heart Matters

In 1969, Tommy Norris was almost booted out of SEAL training. They

said he was too small, too thin, and not strong enough. But much like the

young sailor in my class, Norris proved them all wrong and once again

showed that it’s not the size of your flippers that count, just the size of your heart

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CHAPTER FOUR: Life’s Not Fair—Drive On!

It is easy to blame your lot in life on some outside force, to stop trying

because you believe fate is against you. It is easy to think that where you

were raised, how your parents treated you, or what school you went to is all that determines your future.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The common people and the great men and women are all defined by how

they deal with life’s unfairness: Helen Keller, Nelson Mandela, Stephen

Hawking, Malala Yousafzai, and—Moki Martin.

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CHAPTER FIVE: Failure Can Make You Stronger

I realized that the past failures had strengthened me, taught me that no

one is immune from mistakes. True leaders must learn from their failures,

use the lessons to motivate themselves, and not be afraid to try again or

make the next tough decision.

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CHAPTER SIX: You Must Dare Greatly

Life is a struggle and the potential for failure is ever present, but those

who live in fear of failure, or hardship, or embarrassment will never

achieve their potential. Without pushing your limits, without occasionally

sliding down the rope headfirst, without daring greatly, you will never know what is truly possible in your life.

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CHAPTER SEVEN: Stand Up to the Bullies

Bullies are all the same; whether they are in the school yard, in the

workplace, or ruling a country through terror. They thrive on fear and intimidation.

If you don’t find the courage to stand your ground, they will strike.

In life, to achieve your goals, to complete the night swim, you will have to be men and women of great courage.

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CHAPTER EIGHT: Rise to the Occasion

At some point we will all confront a dark moment in life. If not the

passing of a loved one, then something else that crushes your spirit and

leaves you wondering about your future. In that dark moment, reach deep inside yourself and be your very best.

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CHAPTER NINE: Give People Hope

Hope is the most powerful force in the universe. With hope you can

inspire nations to greatness. With hope you can raise up the downtrodden.

With hope you can ease the pain of unbearable loss. Sometimes all it takes is one person to make a difference.

We will all find ourselves neck deep in mud someday. That is the time

to sing loudly, to smile broadly, to lift up those around you and give them hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

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CHAPTER TEN: Never, Ever Quit!

Life is full of difficult times. But someone out there always has it

worse than you do. If you fill your days with pity, sorrowful for the way you have been treated, bemoaning your lot in life, blaming your

circumstances on someone or something else, then life will be long and hard. If, on the other hand, you refuse to give up on your dreams, stand tall

and strong against the odds—then life will be what you make of it—and

you can make it great. Never, ever, ring the bell!

Remember… start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair and that

you will fail often. But if you take some risks, step up when times are

toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden, and never, ever give up—if you do these things, then you can change your life for the better… and maybe the world!

About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed and the New York Times bestseller Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations.

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