• 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.

    Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin, May 16, 2014.