Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven is an impactful book on how little things can change our lives and the world around us.
He made a flabbergasting speech on May 17, 2014. While addressing the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their commencement day. He shared 10 principles he learned during his Navy Seals training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long naval career, but also throughout his life.
In this Timeless book he has eloquently wrote these 10 principles, viz:-
1. Start your day with a task completed:- Even a trivial task such as making a bed will give you a feeling of tiny accomplishment for whole day.
2. You Can’t Go it Alone:- If you wanna go faster go alone but if you wanna go farther walk with others.
3. Only the size of your heart matters:- Determination and grit are always more important than talent.
4. Life’s not fair–Drive On! :- It’s easy being a sugar cookie, by blaming your circumstances, and fate but it will take you nowhere. So better Stand Tall, look to the future and drive on!
5. Failure can make you stronger:- You will pay for your failures. But, if you persevere, if you let those failure teach you and strengthen you then you will be prepared to handle life’s toughest moments!
6. You must dare greatly:- It is a simple lesson of overcoming your anxieties and trusting your abilities to get the job done.
7. Stand up to the bullies:– Bullies thrive on fear and intimidation. If you don’t find the courage to stand your ground, they will strike. You will find it in abundance, within.
8. Rise to the occasion:- You must rise above your fears, your doubts, and your fatigue. No matter how dark it gets, you must complete the mission. This will separates you from everyone else.
9. Give people hope :- One person has power to inspire others around him and give them hope .If one person can endure something you can too. Hope is the remedy.
10. Never, Ever Quit! :- Where the odds are so stacked against you that giving up seems the rational thing to do but remember there are people who refused to quit, refused to pity themselves.
A short but sure read!
- Reviewed by :- Garvit (@bookish_wanderlust) [Tap on the tag to follow him on Instagram]