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Make Your Bed

From Make Your Bed: Small Things That Can Change Your Life … and Maybe the World by William H McRaven

  1. Start off by making your bed
    Get the day off to a good start.
  2. Find someone to help you paddle
    Trust your team - value team work
  3. Measure a person by the size of their heart
    Just because you are small, it doesn't mean you are a failure.
  4. Get over being a sugar cookie
    A sugar cookie is when a Seal recruit is sent into the ocean then has to roll around in the sand until fully covered. Life is unfair - get over it.
  5. Don’t be afraid of the Circus
    The Circus was a brutal session of callisthenics that broke many SEAL recruits because they were afraid of it. The Circus is a struggle, but it makes you stronger getting through it.
  6. Be prepared to jump
    Be willing to take risks
  7. Don’t back down from the sharks
    Life can be scary, but find a way to swim through the sharks.
  8. Be your very best in the darkest moments
    Always be the very best you can be, especially when it is tough.
  9. Start singing when you are up to your neck in mud
    Singing helped to keep spirits up when covered in mud. Being in a choir (team) gives you hope.
  10. Don’t ever ring the bell
    A bell exists for SEAL recruits to ring to signify they want to give up. Don't ring it.


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