Start Your Week Off Making Your Bed

In 2014 at the University of Texas, Admiral William McRaven gave a commencement speech that took the internet by storm and eventually inspired Admiral McRaven to write “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World”. The premise of his speech, make your bed. “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 encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.” So if you want to start your week off right, start by making your bed and make it a habit.

In 1978, Admiral McRaven passed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S). Throughout one of the toughest military training schools in the world, prospective SEALs must complete a series of long swims, including a night swim in waters known to contain Mako, Thrasher, and Great White Sharks. Admiral McRaven said SEALs were taught if a shark circled their position to stand their ground and punch it in the snout. You will undoubtably face sharks today, whether it is a task, a thought, or a person, have the courage to face your proverbial shark.

Admiral McRaven goes on to make these points; find someone to help you through life, respect everyone, know that life is not fair and you will fail often, take risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden, and never, ever give up. If everyone does this, the world will become a better place. So take Admiral William McRaven’s advice and as always, don’t forget to spread Good Vibes. #Gvel

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