Are you wondering how making your bed every morning can change the world? It is possible, says US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven while explaining about the importance of doing the little things like making your bed can have much greater effects than you imagine.
Every morning making your bed means the first task of the day is accomplished. It is not so simple, I’ll tell you why. Making our bed is not the most important task in our life. We would make our bed only if we have enough time. When we are late to the office, no one actually care about making our bed because what is important at that time is being on time to the office. So if you are making your bed every morning that means you are waking up early. Waking up early means you had a good sleep that night. When you had a good night’s sleep and if you wake up early the day starts with no rush and hence no stress. You will have time to think and plan what to do for the complete day.
When the first task is accomplished it gives you a sense of pride and encourages you to do another task. You can work on yourself early in the morning. You could exercise, you could meditate or read or do whatever you feel to do. A day started like this can keep you energized the whole day. At the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. It will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. By chance, if you had a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
It is the power of hope, the power of one person like Abraham Lincon, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and even a young girl Malala. One person can change the world by giving people hope. So if you want to change the world, start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone. Know that life is not fair and you will fail often. But if you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden, and never ever give up. If you do these things the next generation, and generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today. And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.
“If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.”