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Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven

 “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
— From Admiral William H. McRaven’s University of Texas Commencement Speech, May 2014

Why should make your bed? As McRaven said in his speech to grads: “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that 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. If, by chance, you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that’s made. That you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”

 

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