ISBN: 1538719967
EAN13: 9781538719961
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 13, 2021
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.69" H x 7" L x 5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived

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Book Overview

From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed--a short, inspirational book about the qualities of true, everyday heroes.

THE HERO CODE is Admiral McRaven's ringing tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world.

When Bill McRaven was a young boy growing up in Texas, he dreamed of being a superhero. He longed to put on a cape and use his superpowers to save the earth from destruction. But as he grew older and traveled the world, he found real heroes everywhere he went -- and none of them had superpowers. None of them wore capes or cowls. But they all possessed qualities that gave them the power to help others, to make a difference, to save the world: courage, both physical and moral; humility; a willingness to sacrifice; and a deep sense of integrity.

THE HERO CODE is not a cypher, a puzzle, or a secret message. It is a code of conduct; lessons in virtues that can become the foundations of our character as we build a life worthy of honor and respect.

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5
   Super fast… Great Read
I read Make Your Bed and Hero Code and were both fantastic reads. Quick, powerful and poignant snippets of his career and life that are easy to incorporate into our own lives.
 
5
   Instant Classic
This book is a perfect gift for a boss, a graduate or someone in need of self-help - guidance. Marine SEAL Admiral Bill McRaven inspires and gives real examples of leadership from his military experiences. I will recommend this book to you.
 
5
   Worh the read to remind us of the values that are important in life.
The hero code is based on a series of properties and virtues that are universally recognized as valuable to have. McRaven could have probably chosen 5 or 15 virtues, but he chose 10. They are courage, Humility, Sacrifice, Integrity, Compassion, Perseverance, Duty, Hope, Humor and Forgiveness. His book gives us a reminder of why these virtues are so important in our lives, drawn from examples drawn from his own experiences and those of others who have possessed these properties. His examples are both personal and illustrative. Probably the best quote he uses to open the book was from someone so young, but obviously possessed many of the qualities exemplified in his book. Anne Frank said, How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. '' Frank ; Anne Frank ;
 
5
   Good instruction for us all.
It is convincing that we can all be heroes. It does not require external help. It is internal to us all. It is internal to us all. Most importantly, it can start today without regard to past failures!
 
5
   The Best book I’ve read in a long time
Very good reading, Very easy to read! Many feel good stories that inspire almost anyone who reads it! The best part of this is :
 
5
   Very entertaining, with powerful lessons.
Great little story examples to make the points of what character properties comprise hero properties. Motivation and inspiration from a great source of motivation and inspiration.
 
5
   We need more heroes. Will you be one?
When I hear the word HERO, the first image that appears in my head is Captain America. Here is an average guy given superpowers by the army. But the reality is that we all have the superpowers to be heroes if we choose. In his newest book, Admiral William McRaven outlines the 10 superpowers, which we can use Courage, Humility, Sacrifice, Integrity, Compassion, Perseverance, Duty, Hope, Humor and Forgiveness in our lives. He shares stories of everyday people that demonstrate these superpowers and the impact they had on those around them. By committing yourself to live up and employ your super-powers, you can be a hero in your family, your company and your community, too. And if you want to give a great graduation gift to someone, this is a great recommendation. We need more heroes. We need more heroes. Will you be one?
 
5
   Lessons to live with every day....
It didn 't take very long to read this book, but the lessons were all important reminders of how to live a good and meaningful life. Bill McCraven didn't reveal any new secrets in his book, but it was a concise and gentle reminder of how to live with courage and dignity throughout life. I love this book and have already gifted it to others in my life. Thanks for sharing your gift with us all.
 
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   not much
This little book will fit in your front pocket. The type is triple spaced, you can read the whole thing in about 45 minutes. I read about a fourth of the book and read nothing new. He makes an outlandish claim of this poor girl killed in combat. He said that she was in great shape, so that she could do 20 pulls. There is no woman alive who can do 20 proper pulls, not many men. He also claims that the 75th Ranger Regiment is the most elite infantry on the planet. How does he know that? That is just his opinion based on what? He said that while in Afghan, he was in intense combat every night, so that is not true. It is hard to imagine very much intense combat with 20 years in Afghan and only 2500 deaths. Intense combat, Hue Vietnam, Chosin, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, nothing was Afghan. If you like baloney, you might enjoy this little overpriced book. It is returning to Amazon, which is going back to Kindle.
 
5
   Should be required reading for school students
Awesome read! I am giving this book to my grandchildren, giving them this book to my. This book teaches life lessons that are wonderful!
 
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