Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven

Mind map book summary of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven.

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1. Chapter 1: Start your day with a task completed

1.1. If you want to change the world, start off with making your bed

1.2. Start off the day with something done well, no matter how small the task

2. Chapter 2: You can't go it alone

2.1. Find someone to help you paddle

2.2. You need to rely on someone else to help you through difficult times in life

2.3. No one could make it through life alone

2.4. Make friends and never forget your success depends on others

3. Chapter 3: Only the size of your heart matters

3.1. Measure a person by the size of their heart

3.2. Determination and grit are more important than talent

3.3. Respect everyone

3.4. Prove them wrong!

4. Chapter 4: Life's not fair - drive on

4.1. Life isn't always fair and the sooner you learn that the better off you will be

4.2. Don't pity yourself

4.3. Don't blame your life on outside forces and fate

4.4. You are defined by how you deal with life's unfairness (e.g., Helen Keller, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking)

4.5. Stand tall, look to the future, and drive on

5. Chapter 5: Failure can make you stronger

5.1. Don't be afraid of the Circus

5.2. In life you will face failures and you will pay for them (the Circus)

5.3. You will fail often; if you persevere, if you let those failures teach you and strengthen you, then you will be prepared to handle life's toughest moments

5.4. Never fall short of giving it your best

6. Chapter 6: You must dare greatly

6.1. Slide down the obstacle headfirst

6.2. Overcome your anxieties and trust your abilities to get the job done

6.3. Those who live in fear of failure, hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential

6.4. Take risks

6.5. Push your limits and dare greatly to find out what's possible in your life

7. Chapter 7: Stand up to the bullies

7.1. Don't back down from the sharks as they sense fear in the water

7.2. Bullies

7.2.1. Thrive on fear and intimidation

7.2.2. Gain strength through the timid and faint of heart

7.3. Stand your ground and be a person of courage (dig deep and you will find in abundance)

8. Chapter 8: Rise to the occasion

8.1. Be your very best in the darkest moments and when times are toughest

9. Chapter 9: Give people hope

9.1. Start singing when you're up to your neck in mud to lift up those around you and give them hope that tomorrow will be a better day

9.2. Hope is the most powerful force in the universe

9.3. Carry on with your life and inspire others

10. Chapter 10: Never, ever quit

10.1. Don't ever, ever ring the bell

10.2. Life constantly puts you in situations where quitting seems so much easier than continuing on - don't feel sorry for yourself and don't quit and life will turn out OK!

10.3. Your choice

10.3.1. If you fill your days with pity, life will be long and hard

10.3.2. If you refuse to give up your dreams, stand tall and strong against the odds, then life will be what you make of it, and you can make it great

11. Additional resources

11.1. The University o Texas commencement speech by US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven on May 17, 2014