Making Your Bed - How It Really Will Change Your Life

Making Your Bed - How It Really Will Change Your Life

Posted by Ciera Belyea on

In 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin, there was a Commencement Address given by Admiral William H. McRaven. His speech was well prepared, simply given, and extremely thought provoking - "If You Want to Change The World - Start By Making Your Bed".

The task is simple, yet often overlooked.

Why would you put time into something that will just get ruined later? It's inevitable, I will always be a messy sleeper, leaving blankets and pillows looking like a 5 year old just found out they're going to Disneyland.

Rather, it's a simple task that will set the tone for the rest of your day. If can accomplish this one small task, the task your mother likely asked you to do at the age of 5, then what will stop you from completeing the next simple task as well? "If you can't do the little things right, you'll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance, you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed made. A bed you made. And a made bed will give you encouragement that tomorrow will be better."

 

You can watch the full address here:

Inspiring: Change the World by Making Your Bed - by Admiral William McRaven