- July 20, 2015
- Posted by: nathanwebster
- Category: Consulting
The simple act of making your bed is very important. This act shouldn’t be taken very lightly, but with great seriousness. Even though I have always made my bed, I never thought beyond my parent’s instruction of its significance beyond keeping my room clean. The value in making your bed is accomplishing a task.
When reading Believe to Achieve by Howard White, he referenced this to a Navy Seal (William H McCraven) advice for success. The meaning behind it is that little things matter. Life is made up of little things compounded together. And if one has a bad day, the bed is still made and that’s something to be proud of.
My view expands on it because our bed is usually the biggest possession in a room. This is where we spend a third of our lives. Of course, there are many bed sizes and types, but we all want somewhere to lay our head down. Therefore, we take pride in our bed and customize it to our liking.
I see a beautifully made bed creates a large space of opportunity. How our bed looks are also how our outlook on life is. In my opinion, making the bed is the equivalent of thanking it for a wonderful slumber of rest. In return, the bed reminds you of how big you can dream.
When the bed isn’t made, I look at it with disappointment. I’m frustrated by its appearance knowing it only takes a minute to fix the problem. As the author “H” recalls a powerful statement his teacher made to him, the un-made bed does the same for me.
You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.
Making my bed is the start of the solutions to my problems. No one will do it for me. Nor should anyone fix a simple problem I created. Making your bed does more than tidy a room. The process builds self-esteem, confidence, and momentum in less than five minutes. Now that’s a great way to start your day.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA