As regular readers know, I’ve been pondering value and how to multiply it this month, so it comes as no surprise that a friend shared this insight on her Facebook page today, and it struck home. Make. Your. Bed.
In my early adulthood, I committed to making my bed every day, and I have done so for at least the last thirty-four years. I, too, learned to make the “perfect” bed in basic training and continued to do so through technical training. I backslid for a few months at my first duty station, but I finally decided I liked the way it felt to climb into a made bed at night. The sheets just felt better. I don’t make “the perfect” bed every morning, but I always pull the sheet and coverlet up in a straight and neat manner.
The Admiral is absolutely right, though. Years ago, I thought by completing my workout first thing in the morning started the day with an accomplishment, but even before that, I’d begun multiplying my value — by making my bed as soon as I got out of it in the morning.
As we’ve been learning from the beginning of the Master Key Experience, it’s the little things that pay big dividends.