In 2014, the commander of U. S. Special Operations at the time gave a commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin. He said:

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… By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.