Book Review of
Make Your Bed
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
On May 17, 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 ten 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 readers to achieve more, even in life’s darkest moments.
“Powerful.” —USA Today
I read Make Your Bed on kindle because I wanted an easy read. It was very easy and short. I did not find this super helpful personal besides a reminder. However, it is a great book probably for a teenager or someone looking for ways to be motivated throughout the day.
Grace and I disagree a little bit on the book Make Your Bed. I loved it!
I make my bed every day. I have since I was a kid. My parents required it of us and it made me a lifetime bed maker. It is one of the first things that I do in the morning. It is a simple task that I can do to start my day. It makes the bedroom feel neat and clean even if the entire room isn’t neat and clean. For me, it sets the day in order.
So, I totally agreed with the author’s point about starting your day right by completing a take. Making your bed every day is about far more than just making your bed. I think this is a great book for teens and college kids.