From the Headmaster's Desk, September 19, Last week, I read a review of a book that was released earlier in , and for several weeks it was the best-selling book in its category in the United States.
And Maybe the World.
But of course, Navy Seals are not fictional characters. Admiral McRaven gained international recognition in for organizing and overseeing Operation Neptune Spear, the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. So why does this military hero, who has travelled and fought and led many covert missions around the world, argue that making your bed is important? Well, he says it is precisely because of what he experienced in his career that he knows it is.
When he was stationed in Afghanistan, his days were filled with constant stress, chaos, unpredictability, failure and hardships, including witnessing military and civilian casualties. His starting point each day in this stressful environment was making his bed properly, as he learned to do when he first joined the military. He argues that all of us need an anchor point for our day, and sometimes that anchor is as simple as making your bed.
It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another. And do them well. I will quote him directly: You roll out of bed, you make it straight… You get it right, too. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.
And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better. But it has kept him grounded over the years. And to be honest, I think keeping your phone out of your bedroom is much more important than making your bed.
However, the lessons here are larger ones, about good habits, good routines, sleeping well and starting your day well. I do believe that little things, added together over time, make a big difference.
I hope this week you will pay attention to detail, and think about how you can make improvements in your own life.
He argues that all of us need an anchor point for our day, and sometimes that anchor is as simple as making your bed. Folding beds, too, appear in the famous Ancient Greek vase paintings. During the 17th century this curious custom became general, perhaps to avoid the tiresome details of etiquette.
I, for one, made my bed this morning, and it did feel like a good start to the day. Making your bed was just his first of ten tips.
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