But I really HATE making my bed!
Just bought the book with a title on that specific advice — Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World.
It’s written by Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL and commander of special operations, who based the book on his experiences in SEAL training.
The book came out of the groundswell of his commencement address at the University of Texas, which now have over 8+ million views.
I actually heard of him when he wrote an op-ed piece titled “Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President.”
The book is a quick but packed read, with stories illustrating his points.
But the “Make your Bed” chapter resonated with me most in my current season of life.
It’s kind of a keystone habit … but his point is to say “sometimes there is little you can do to affect the outcome of your day.”
But there are two resonating things about making your bed:
1. You completed a task, first thing in the morning.
2. When you come home, no matter what happened, you can see that you did something that day and feel accomplished for at least one thing.
I like it.
Even if I don’t want to make my bed!
By the way … I just launched something new on helping leaders discover, define, refine your unique leadership style and approach. It’s based on three tools I’ve used to help me learn more about myself.
When you understand and know yourself better, particularly your unique and natural strengths, you can better leverage them for yourself and your team.
And the more natural and authentic we are as leaders, the more impactful, effective and productive we are.
I want to help you be more of yourself as a leader … and it’s called Uniquely You.