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Author: William H. McRaven Narrator: William H. McRaven Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781478968177
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Based on the incredible graduation speech with over ten million views on YouTube

“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 ten 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exquisitely simple…Superb, smart, and succinct.”


  • “McRaven…has taken the genesis of what he learned during SEAL training and his nearly four decades in Navy Special Operations into a thin, powerful book.”

    USA Today

  • “Should be read by every leader in America…a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Full of captivating personal anecdotes…He devotes the ten-chapter book to lessons about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies, and giving others hope.”

    Washington Post

  • USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller in Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hussein | 10/7/2019

    " Full value in a short, clear, and packed audio book! The value of each chapter is like a 30 years of experience condensed into a capsule of wisdom. These words of wisdom coming from this respected man, with such a caliber, makes this book like a pocket book that we should take with us every day and read several times during the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 7/24/2018

    " Excellent—a must listen to book! It's very uplifting and encouraging. I listen to this book every couple of months and each time, I find myself standing straighter and whining less because as the Admiral says, some days you're the sugar cookie, and sometimes it only takes one voice in the dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sinata | 3/26/2018

    " Very enjoyable audiobook. The length was long enough for a good workout at the gym while listening. The content was informative and useful. It was actually mesmerizing at times. A must read. "

About the Author

Admiral William H. McRaven is the most well-known and decorated admiral in recent American history. He served with great distinction in the US Navy, first as a SEAL and then later as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as the head of the operation that took down Osama bin Laden. He is a public speaker in high demand in the business and education circuits.