Author bio

William H. McRaven

William H. McRaven - book author

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) served with great distinction in the Navy. In his thirty-seven years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final assignment was as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces. He is now Chancellor of the University of Texas System.

William H. McRaven is the author of books: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice, Make Your Bed: A Daily Journal, تخت خوابت را مرتب کن, Make your bed [hardcover], unfck yourself, you are a badass, you are a badass at making money 4 books collection set, Make Your Bed [Hardcover] and Afraid to Hope 2 Books Collection Set, Make Your Bed / Life Leverage / How to be F*cking Awesome / Mindset with Muscle, Hazte la cama, The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Author books

Listening Length: 1 hour and 53 minutes

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

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sea Stories begins in 1960 at the American Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II -- the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, inspiring, and full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.
Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team—pinpoints six essential principles of “spec ops” success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions.” His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.
ویلیام اچ. مک ریون، ژنرال بازنشسته‌ی نیروی دریایی آمریکا در کتاب تختخوابت را مرتب کن، به بیان ده درسی که در تمرینات نیروی دریایی یاد گرفته، می‌پردازد. این کتاب که از پرفروش‌ترین‌های نیویورک تایمز و درباره چیزهای کوچکی‌ست که می‌توانند زندگی‌ و شاید دنیا را تغییر دهند.

کتاب تختخوابت را مرتب کن Make your bed دارای 10 فصل است و هر فصل به یکی از اصول رفتاری و تربیتی یگان ویژه نیروی دریایی ایالات‌ متحده آمریکا می‌پردازد. این رویکردهای رفتاری، ویژگی‌هایی هستند که می‌تواند زندگی روزمره افراد و اجتماع را بهبود بخشد و به پیش ببرد. دریاسالار مک‌ریون چکیده این کتاب را در قالب سخنرانی جشن دانش‌آموختگی دانشگاه تگزاس انجام داده است.

فرمانده ویلیام اچ. مک‌ریون (William H. McRaven) با افتخار در ارتش خدمت کرد. در سی‌وهفت سال خدمتش به‌عنوان یگان ویژه‌ی نیروی دریایی، در تمام سطوح فرمانده بود. مأموریت نهایی مک‌ریون با درجه‌ی دریاسالاری، فرماندهیِ تمام نیروهای عملیات ویژه‌ی ایالات متحده بود. او در حال‌ حاضر رئیس دانشگاه تگزاس سیستم است.

همه‌ی ما می‌دانیم که زندگی، سخت و طاقت‌فرساست؛ ولی گاهی با انجام کارهای پیش‌پا‌افتاده می‌توان به نتیجه‌ای دست یافت که زندگی را تخت تاثیر قرار دهد. عمل بسیار ساده‌ای مانند مرتب ردن تختخواب هم می‌تواند برای شروع یک روز نیروی انگیزشی شگفت‌آوری داشته باشد و رضایتی درونی برای به پایان رساندن یک روز خوب برای‌مان فراهم کند. برای تغییر چهان، اول تختخوابت را مرتب کن.

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نگاهی به اطراف انداختم. می‌توانستم تشویش و نگرانی را در صورت تعدادی از کارآموزها ببینم. مربی به صحبت‌هایش ادامه داد: «جوری آزمایش می‌شید که تابه‌حال هرگز تجربه نکردین.» بعد مکثی کرد و نگاهی به ما «جوجه‌ سربازها» انداخت. لبخندی زد و گفت: «بیشتر شماها این دوره رو تموم نمی‌کنین. مثل روز برام روشنه. تمام تلاشم رو می‌کنم تا پدر شماها رو دربیارم.» مربی روی چند کلمه‌ی آخرش تأکید عجیبی داشت. «بدون هیچ رحمی شما رو داغون می‌کنم. شما رو جلوی هم‌تیمی‌هاتون خرد می‌کنم. کاری می‌کنم ورای محدودیت‌هاتون حرکت کنین.» سپس خنده‌ای شیطانی روی صورتش ظاهر شد. «درد خواهید کشید. خیلی خیلی خیلی زیاد.»
Make your bed[hardcover], life leverage, how to be f*cking awesome, mindset with muscle 4 books collection set Description:Make Your Bed: Small things that can change your life... and maybe the world: Begin each day with a simple task, help one another you through life, respect everyone, know that your life won't be fair and that you will fail often; take risks, step-up when times are tough, face-down the bullies, lift-up the downtrodden and never ever give up., Life Leverage: How to Get More Done in Less Time, Outsource Everything & Create Your Ideal Mobile Lifestyle: Life Leverage means taking control of your life, easily balancing your work and free time, making the most money with the minimum time input & wastage, and living a happier and more successful life.Using Rob Moore's remarkable Life Leverage model, you'll quickly banish & outsource all your confusion, frustration and stress & live your ideal, globally mobile life, doing more of what you love on your own terms., How To Be F*cking Awesome: if you've been looking for a kick up the backside to finally launch that business, start a new project you've been putting off or just become all round awesome, this book is for you. Why do some people have an awesome life, plenty of money, amazing friends and a business to love while others struggle at every step, are constantly broke and can never get out of the daily grind?, Mindset With Muscle: Proven Strategies to Build Up Your Brain, Body and Business: HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO HAVE THE BODY AND BUSINESS YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF? Mindset with Muscle takes you on a different transformation journey. Rather than hitting the gym and obsessing about success, this book brings you 'sets and reps for the brain'.
In a Band of Brothers-like narrative, the never-before-told story of one of the Afghanistan war's most decorated units (including two Medal of Honor recipients)--Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 153 Infantry (paratroopers)--and their fifteen-month ordeal, culminating in the deadliest and most storied battle of the war, the battle of Wanat.