If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed

Retired Navy Admiral and former Navy SEAL William McRaven in one of my favorite commencement speeches about the importance of little things.

If you wanna change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you’ll have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and encourage you to do 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 will also 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.

William McRaven, If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed