Book Review: Make Your Bed - William H. McRaven

Book Review: Make Your Bed - William H. McRaven

Sometimes we all need a pep talk. We need something to jolt us out of autopilot and make us look at things just that little bit differently. We need a spark of sage advice from someone who has been there and lived it. A story told with heart and optimism so powerful it can bring the passion back into life and redefine the mundane.

On 17 May 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven gave one hell of a pep talk to the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement Day. It has since been streamed over 7 million times on YouTube and become a number one New York Times Bestseller.

The speech is good. The book is better. 

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Oh the joy. The life affirming, mojo inducing joy of the “new episode” notification that bursts onto my screen. It’s the “you’ve got mail” of the... hmmm decade after the noughties?

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It means as late as the train might be, as early as the babes might wake, as long as that last meeting might feel, we are going to truly get to it. Hubbada hubbada. No small talk allowed. Straight to the action.

Me and my imaginary friends are going to really get to crux of whatever issue takes my fancy.

Need a cup of ambition? I *know* just the guy. Unclear on Brexit (aren’t we all)? I *know* the gang to bring you the inside scope. Fancy some witty repartee bounced off a solid grounding in current affairs - without the hangover and bar bill - I *know* two super eloquent millennials who will have you laughing out loud like your best friend just cracked that joke.