My dad is a retired SEAL.
Making the bed in the morning was a huge deal in our household.
If I made the bed all sloppy or, god forbid, forgot to make the bed, I never heard the end of it. I used to wonder why it was such a big deal. After all, doesn’t it seem irrational to flip out over making a bed?
I learned why as I got older.
In SEAL training they inspect trainee’s bedrooms to ensure beds are made perfectly. If there is even one tiny fold in the wrong place they make them run and jump into the cold ocean and then do push-ups and pull-ups.
Pain turns the slowest of us into quick learners.
The mentality is that, if you can’t be trusted to make a bed right, how can you be trusted in battle by your teammates, whose lives will depend on you?
That same mentality can be applied to your career.
As you are just starting out, many of you won’t have an attractive job description. Just focus on doing the little things right, no matter how boring or mundane the task is.
It isn’t so much about doing the task right as it is about reflecting yourself as reliable to your superiors.
My mom uses whatsapp but didn’t know about video calling until one day her sister video called her which made my mom so excited.
My father works in another city and visits us once in two months. Since that day when my mom got to know about video calling, she video calls my father daily. It makes her so happy that it makes me very happy too.
These small things which bring happiness do matter a lot.
Joseph Carson Ashipala
I used to date a very rich girl. I dated her because of that very reason.
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1. She bought me gifts every day, expensive shirts and once even a watch.
2. She prepared me expensive meals.
3. She drove me in her mother’s expensive sports car.
4. I literally got everything that money can buy.
I felt happy and blessed in the beginning but later I realized how I felt very little of what she feels about me. The relationship was made of things only.
I started to feel guilty whenever we kissed, I felt no spark. When I talk about her to my family I realized there was nothing really that makes me love her.
I realized, I was dating this girl out of guilt. She was a nice person, but she was not the person I loved. Everything she said to me since day one sounded stupid, all I felt was maybe to be a brother to her and teach her a few things about love/life.
Later I decided to leave her out of honesty. I found someone that taught me that these things matter:
1. Long walks
3. Holding hands
4. Sharing a plate of food
5. Talking for long hours
I was at home, on my day off, playing a video game.
My (then) wife was having a shitty day at work.
She came home, stressed out.
I looked at her, smiled, and said “Hey babe, welcome home.”
She says “Hey.” and takes off her shoes.
At this point I saw that she was really stressing about something.
She sits down on the couch.
I looked at my game.
DotA 2. 1 hour long match, still going strong.
I’m on a huge win streak.
I type “Shit. Gtg. GGWP.”
I see a comment before I log out “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!”
I turn off my computer.
Her: “What are you doing?”
I sit down next to her.
Me: “Nothing. Just wanted to sit with you. I missed you. How was your day at work?”
Her: “Why did you quit your game?” (She knows that I am [was] a hardcore gamer. When I’m in my zone… I’m in my zone.)
Me: “Because you sounded stressed. What’s wrong?” I hold her hand.
She kisses me on the cheek.
Her: “Eh, I forgot.”
That’s the gist of it.