The Transcript: Make Your Bed Speech
It was May 17th, 2014 and it was the day the University of Texas students, Class of 2014 were about to graduate. The speaker who delivered the commencement speech was Admiral William H. McRaven. But who cares right?
Well, Admiral McRaven has served the nation for thirty-three years as a Navy SEAL. He has commanded at every level in the ranks, from trainee to a four-star naval admiral through his distinguished level of service. But who cares right?
Surprisingly the commencement speech was enlightening. It's not your typical graduation speech that lasts for a few hours. Admiral McRaven shares his the ten most important lessons he learned in the military in 18-short minutes, yet its virtually guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired to do the little things that can change your life... and maybe the world.
Rapid Intake Summaries: Make Your Bed QUOTES
Below is where you'll find up to five quotes gathered from each chapter as they are ones that best summarizes the chapter, the ones that are the most notable, or the ones that had the most impact on me while I was reading the book.
Ch01: Start Your Day with a Completed Task.
"If you want to change the world... start off by making your bed."
"Making my bed correctly was not going to be an opportunity for praise. It was expected of me. It was my first task of the day and doing it right was important. It demonstrated discompline. It showed my attention to detail, and at the end of the day it would a reminder that I had dome something well, something to be proud of, no matter small the task."
"In battle soldiers die, families grieve, your days are long and filled with anxious moments. You search for something that can give you solace, that can motivate you to begin your day, that can be a sense of pride in an oftentimes ugly world. It is daily life that needs this same sense of structure. Nothing can replace the strength and comfort on one's faith, but sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give the lift you need to start your day and provide you the satisfaction to end it right."
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