#21 Making Your Bed Could Save The World

Good Morning!

Last night’s show was great! I had so much fun.  Catch the replay here.

The coffee needs to be strong this morning.  I woke up a bit late because the stream ran late, and I stayed up late making some highlights and going through the stream.  That makes the schedule a bit more erratic than I’d like, but it’s moving in the right direction.

As I was waking up this morning, I was tempted to not make my bed, but I remembered the super inspiring video I watched, a commencement speech given by Navy Admiral McRaven at the University of Texas, Austin in 2014.  The full video is here.

The part of the video I want to talk about is about the importance of making your bed and why I didn’t skip on it today. Watch it below.

Here is the transcript from that part of the speech.

“If you make your bed in the morning, you will have accomplished your first task of the day.

It will give you a small sense of pride, and will encourage you to complete another task, and another, and another

And by the end of the day that one task completed, will have turned into many tasks completed.

Making your bed also will reinforce the fact, that the little things in life matter.

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’ll come home to a bed that is made, that you made.

And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

So if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

This is why I pulled the sheets and comforter up neat, arranged my pillows and made sure everything was tucked away behind the chest at the foot of my bed. 

It’s such a simple task and it really does set the tone of for the productivity of the day ahead.

If you want to get inspired, make sure you watch the full commencement speech here.

Have a great day!


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Author: Karsy

Your average writer, maker, robot programming, gaming, tig welding, foodie, car jock, who loves to travel and is obsessed with coffee and lifting heavy things. Cheers!