Is your bed made?

One of the great commencement speeches of 2014 begins with simple advice.  And sure, the bed is really your bed.  But it’s also a metaphor for how you show up at work and how you go home.  Forever.

Click on the link to see the whole, inspiring speech.

Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University of Texas-Austin on May 17:

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. … And, 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.”


David Fowler is a writer and executive creative director in New York.
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