Summer Snowballs: Make Your Bed

Despite the title and cover photo, this post is about momentum. Momentum is built by accomplishing tasks consistently.

Last week we talked about how the snowball effect can help accomplish some of the biggest goals of our lives. Using the momentum of completing the smaller tasks to build toward the bigger ones ahead.

Today we’re going to talk about how to build a little momentum in your daily life. How? 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 it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. 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 little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

– Admiral McRaven

He continues, “If by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”

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