Make Your Bed Book Summary

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Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

My Thoughts

Admiral William H. McRaven shares 10 principles he learned in Navy SEAL training. A short but enjoyable book, especially if you like reading about military training and SEALs. Each chapter starts with one of the ten principles and an accompanying quote, followed by an anecdote related to Navy SEAL training.

My Favorite Quotes

  • Who dares wins. – British SAS Motto
  • Those who live in fear of failure, hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential.
  • Without daring greatly you will never know what is truly possible in your life.

Summary

Chapter 1: Start Your Day With a Task Completed
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Chapter 2: You Can’t Go It Alone
If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle.
Make as many friends as possible.
Never forget that your success depends on others.

Chapter 3: Only the Size of Your Heart Matters
If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart.

Chapter 4: Life’s Not Fair; Drive On
If you want to change the world, get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.

Chapter 5: Failure Can Make You Stronger
If you want to change the world, don’t be afraid of the circus.

Chapter 6: You Must Dare Greatly
If you want to change the world, slide down the obstacle head first.

Who dares wins. – British SAS Motto

This is how each of us should approach our lives.
Those who live in fear of failure, hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential. Without daring greatly you will never know what is truly possible in your life.

Chapter 7: Stand Up to the Bullies
If you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.

Chapter 8: Rise to the Occasion
If you want to change the world, be your very best in the darkest moments.

Chapter 9: Give People Hope
If you want to change the world, start singing when you are up to your neck in mud.

Chapter 10: Never Ever Quit
If you want to change the world, don’t ever, ever ring the bell.

My Action Steps After Reading

  • Be more daring and willing to take risks.

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