Updated: Nov 9, 2018

If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.

We're not gonna take credit for that great life tip. Those are the words of Admiral William H. McRaven during an inspiring address to the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin.

What makes the tip great is that, you can easily apply it to your life. Today. Just go to your room, and make your bed. And do it again tomorrow morning when you wake up, and the morning after that.


Well it sets the tone for the day. If you start your day with one task accomplished early, you'll be in the mindset to take on more during your day.

Also, habits build on one another. And if you're willing to put the time into the little things - like making your bed - then you're more likely to have those habits translate over into the big things.

On the basketball court a good habits translate to better games. And it all starts by training properly. Those footwork exercises may seem daunting, but come game day, your feet will know what to do. Writing in your journal may take time out your day when you're tired and want to go to bed, but that small habit will help you focus your thoughts the next day.

Everything we do is connected.

So make your bed.

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