Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life
When it comes to goals and dreams, it can be easy to look at them as big picture items. They seem to hover, huge and in the distant future. But what’s imperative to reaching those goals and dreams are the little things that you do today to change your life.
In the book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life by Admiral William McRaven, you’ll learn the principles the author spoke of at the University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address (see below). The video of this speech has almost 7 million views, and has motivated and inspired millions of people all over the world.
The book begins with the theory that you need to start your day by making your bed. The reasoning behind this is because it’s a task – and by starting your day off with a task that you complete, you can set the tone for the rest of the day.
This simple “accomplishment” motivates you to keep on being productive. When you begin your day with a completed task, it makes it easier to complete other tasks. You’ll end up having days where you accomplish a lot on your journey to making your dreams come true.
You’ll discover that each step toward your goal is important, and that the little things in life add up to big things. The key lesson behind making the bed that’s used in this book is that even if everything else goes wrong, seeing that bed made, that completed task, will cause you to have hope that you can accomplish anything.
I can relate to this reasoning–I know when I see my made bed, things seem less chaotic somehow 🙂
The teachings in the book are based on principles that the author learned as a Navy Seal, and he used these principles as a guiding force to a successful life. These lessons can be used to change your life and achieve your dreams.
You’ll learn how to go after the life you want with courage and strong determination. You’ll learn how you can persevere past obstacles that will crop up and how you can make decisions with wisdom.
The book will help you to push yourself past your self-limiting beliefs – even when everything around you is seemingly going wrong. Reading through the book, you’ll discover the importance of forming connections and looking past appearances of people to see who they really are.
The book will teach you to face and move past difficulties – even when something unfair happens to you. You’ll learn how to face your challenges and overcome failures. You’ll discover the hope and the strength that you need to keep striving for your dreams.
Another stand out principle in the book is based on not giving up, regardless of what you’re going through. It teaches you a no-excuse approach to achieving your goals. By applying the principles shared in the book, you will learn what it takes to change your life.
Here is the Commencement Address–enjoy!
And here’s a mug I sell in my Gearbubble Store:
Read the book, get the mug and get after it! 😉
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