10 Tips to Raise Inspired Kids (and a Kickass Motivational Video) by Retired Navy Seal Commander William H. McRaven! by Nicole DeAvilla

Parenting Books
2 years ago

Retired Navy Seal Commander William H. McRaven is now a New York Times bestselling author of the book, "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe the World." Praised by The Wall Street Journal as, “a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can,” the book offers 10 key guidelines:

  • Start your day with a task completed. If you want to be successful in life, start by making your bed every day.
  • You can’t go it alone. Find someone to share your life with, make as many friends as you can and remember that your success depends on others.
  • Only the size of your heart matters. How brave and willing you are to do what needs to be done is what matters, not your size.
  • Life is not fair. Drive on! The sooner you learn this lesson the better!
  • Failure can make you stronger. In fact, failure is sometimes the shortest route to success.
  • You must dare greatly. Without daring greatly, you will never know what is truly possible in your life.
  • Stand up to the bullies. Courage is within us. Dig as deeply as you need to find it.
  • Rise to the occasion. Even in dark moments, reach deep inside yourself to be your very best. 
  • Give people hope. Hope is the most powerful force in the universe. 
  • Never, ever quit! Life is full of difficult times, but there is always someone who has it worse than you. Keep going!

Watch this inspiring video to see why making your bed each morning can change the course of your day. Get more tips to inspire kids from Bill McRaven via Inc.

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Donna John
Really inspiring advice. I am practicing discipline, which I'm sure the Commander would approve of, and can't buy a new book until I finish the one I just bought. So, will be ordering this book by Friday. :-) Thanks for sharing his words with us, Nicole DeAvilla . #WordsToLiveBy Ashlee Smith
Nicole DeAvilla
I need your discipline Donna John ! :)
Donna John
I have no discipline when it comes to books, Nicole DeAvilla . I'll check a book out from the library knowing I don't have time to read it because I'm in the middle of another one. It's a sickness. :)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this so much! We all need this inspiration, and to pass it on to our kids. Can Commander McRaven run for President?! Thank you for sharing this, Nicole DeAvilla ! Donna John - I'm with you on the books. And I need to read this one, stat! xoxo
Nicole DeAvilla
Looks like we have the issue with books! LOL!
Nicole DeAvilla
Yes, I love the addition of this video too! Inspiring! Thanks Donna John for adding it to the tip. :)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I actually added it! So glad you like it as much as I do!! xoxo

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