Scrolling through Facebook one night, I saw that someone who means a lot to me had posted showing a Navy Seal giving a speech. Now he posts a lot of videos, so I don’t always get to watch all of them. But this one, this one I did; and it changed my perspective on life.
To sum up the Admiral’s speech, if you make your bed every morning, you will have already accomplished your first task of the day, encouraging you to accomplish bigger tasks. If you can’t do something as small as making your bed, how can you expect to do bigger things?!
Now I have someone sleeping in my bed when I leave for the day, but I still straighten up my side and approach everyday with the same sense of pride and determination that the Admiral speaks of. Leaving the house with a positive attitude every morning makes all the difference. (Although stopping for coffee helps, too!)
If through the day, your mood deteriorates, which happens to the best of us, guess what? You come home and see that bed you made before you left. You may have failed at some things today, but this bed… You made it! You did that! You still get to come home to a successful task, hopefully making for a good night’s sleep.
And in the morning, you’ll get to complete that task again.