DID YOU MAKE YOUR BED THIS MORNING? is inspired by two sources, one is from our dear Mother and then apparently a well known Admiral William McRaven who must have had the same precious mother. The reason for giving credit to our Mothers for the inspiration is the subject of this post.
‘MAKE YOUR BED’ BY ADMIRAL WILLIAM MCRAVEN
This morning, a news source was questioning last night’s airstrike and he had some intellectual response to their questions, but it was when he was asked about his book referenced above. I will read his book and check it out. I want to bring this message closer home for me and let’s see if you relate to his message but more personal to me….My Mother’s voice ringing in my ear.
Start the day by accomplishing a job in the morning by making up your bed. That was what she was meaning but I will relay the direct quote, “Get your bed made up. There is not going to be anything left undone.” As we grew up, we knew how to make a bed up and get it straight and everything tucked under and proper. It makes good sense if you accomplish a task and you do it well, other tasks fall in place; you learn to finish what you start; and to take pride in what you do. This brings me to the second part of the life lesson making a bed or any other job completed with pride. I found a memory quote from 2011 and I want to share it with you.
Think of the methodology used. It is precise steps. It is intentional. It is quick and efficient. It shows intent and pride as well as accomplishment. You can tell the difference than a thrown together and sloppy method. It reflects the character and determination of the person making this bed.
This thought provoking idea is one reason to check out Admiral McRaven’s book and to give this message a final thought.
To be successful it helps to:
Execution of a well laid plan
Accept the responsibility of the task
Review the method and end result
With this in mind, this blog author will share that writing the blog is as essential for me as making the bed. It encourages my personal innovation and inspiration. I hope reading it helps your day go better………Arline Miller
LIVE LIFE; LOVE LIFE; LOVE LIFE BY LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST by listening to those who have walked the walk and not just talked the talk.
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