Make Your Bed

  • by William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by William H. McRaven
  • 1 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Based on the incredible graduation speech with over 10 million views on YouTube

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


On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.
Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire listeners to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing find and read!

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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- Mark A. Skiba

Simple and straightforward

A book about a man's lessons learned from life in the military, especially bootcamp. I thought the author's insight was interesting, but i really didn't think it was very deep, just mostly impassioned. I did appreciate the reminder that even planning and hard work doesn't always pay off the way we think it will, and that sometimes life challenges are rewarding in their own way.
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- Sean Knudsen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio