I was sad to hear of the passing of GAA coach John Morrison last week. I knew the great work he has done with counties over many years, but the tributes which came pouring in were all about how brilliant he was as a coach and more so as a people person.
On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H McRaven – a retired Navy Seal – gave a commencement speech to a graduating class. His speech had ten points he learned through the Seals that can be used in everyday life. The first one was ‘make your bed’. This may seem like a very trivial and mundane task but it was the meaning and habit behind this simple task that made it so brilliant. In his book called ‘Make Your Bed’ (funny enough) the admiral described his morning wake up and roll call at the Seals. Each morning upon waking the seals had to wake up and begin making their bed. The sheets had to be crisp and the pillow wrinkle free.