1) “If you want to change the world start off by making your bed.”
William McRaven, US Navy Admiral
If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. That will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another…
At the end of the day one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter.
If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.
2) Fall forward
“I want to fall forward, I figure at least this way I will see what I’m going to hit. ” Denzel Washington
Reggie Jackson struck out 2600 times in his career, the most in the history of baseball,but you don’t hear about the strike outs. People remember the homeruns.
Thomas Edison conducted one thousand failed experiments, because the one thousand and first was the lightbulb.
Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks, and I’m sure you’ve probably heard that before, but I want to talk to you about why that’s important.
3) John Wooden : definition of success
“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.
If you make the effort to do the best of which you’re capable, trying to improve the situation that exists for you, I think that’s success and I don’t think others can judge that.
It’s like character and reputation; Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be. Your character is what you really are.
I think the character is much more important thant what you are perceived to be.”