William H. McRaven

William H. McRaven is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command. He is best known for his involvement in the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. After retiring from the Navy, McRaven became an author and public speaker. He wrote the book 'Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World', which is based on his commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin, outlining the lessons he learned from his Navy SEAL training.


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  1. 1. Make Your Bed

    "Make Your Bed" is a motivational self-help book that emphasizes the importance of small tasks and habits in achieving success. Drawing from his experiences as a Navy SEAL, the author shares valuable lessons on discipline, resilience, and determination. Through practical advice and inspiring anecdotes, the book encourages readers to start their day by making their bed, symbolizing the completion of a task and setting the tone for a productive day ahead. It serves as a reminder that even the simplest actions can have a profound impact on one's life.

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