I just finished a book this morning. It was a short read but powerful. The name of it is Make Your Bed. Perhaps you have read it. If not, I highly recommend it!
Written by Admiral William H. McRaven, a former Navy SEAL, the book takes his Navy experiences and gives 10 life lessons if you want to change the world especially your own world.
#1. Make your bed. Do the little things right, and you will have the courage to do the big things.
#2. Find someone to help you paddle. Have true friends to help you through life.
#3. Measure a person by the size of their heart. Don’t measure a person by physical characteristics.
#4. Keep moving forward. No matter how much life gets you down, keep on going.
#5. Don’t be afraid of the bad things that will happen.
#6. To overcome obstacles sometimes we have to go headfirst. Dive in!
#7. Face the sharks. Don’t back down from bullies. Face up to people and things that try to hinder you.
#8. Be your very best in your darkest moments. Times will be dark, but that is when we need to be and do our best.
#9. One person can change the world by giving people hope.
#10. Don’t ever, ever quit!
This book reminds me of a Navy SEAL I know. He’s not perfect by any means, but in the time I have spent with him on mission trips, youth group functions, and other times, I see all these characteristics in him. I think he would humbly tell us he’s not perfect, but spending time with him, you’d see the confidence he has come forth.
He and all the other soldiers have to have that confidence and self assurance. They have fought and continue to fight for you, me and our freedom.
Thanks to them all!