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

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

by William H. McRaven

In Make Your Bed, author Admiral William H. McRaven shares the principles he learned during his training as a Navy Seal. These principles, which focus on overcoming fears, trusting your abilities, and most importantly, taking control of your own life, can be applied to any area of life.

Summary Notes

Start Your Day with a Task Completed

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Making your bed first thing in the morning, every morning will provide some structure to daily life. It will also give you the lift you need to start the day and keep your room looking neat and tidy.

Skills to acquire

You Can’t Go It Alone

If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.

No one can get through life alone. When you experience setbacks, you’ll need someone to lean on, someone to help you get through the difficult parts of life.

Skills to acquire

Never Ever Give Up

If you want to change the world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.

If you have heart, you can achieve anything. Remember, life is what you make of it.

Skills to acquire

You Must Dare Greatly

If you want to change the world, slide down the obstacle headfirst.

Life is a struggle and failure is always possible. However, if you live in fear of failure or embarrassment, you will never even give yourself a chance to succeed.

Skills to acquire

Stand Up to the Bullies

If you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.

All bullies are the same - they gain strength from your weakness. They probe you to figure out your sensitive spots, then they attack. But if you stand tall and courageous, they will not win.

Skills to acquire

Give People Hope

If you want to change the world, start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.

We cannot avoid the dark parts of life, however, we can stay strong and be our very best to bring some positivity to a negative situation.

Skills to acquire

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