Setting the Table for BedStart

Our lack of self-discipline has a unique way of interfering with our progress in all aspects of life.  Our diets, grades, relationships, choices, etc… are all impacted by our self-discipline, or lack thereof.  Leaders recognize they’re going to need to exhibit a high level of self-discipline if they’re going to achieve the goals they’ve set out to achieve.

Unfortunately, most of us live “undisciplined” lives but want to extreme discipline when we want it.  Some people can get away with that, but most can’t.

You will be much more effective if you work to develop the skill and the habit of self-discipline.  Ever wonder why the military has their troops make their bed every morning?  Is it because they’re concerned with keeping their sleeping barracks clean?  Not so much.  They are more concerned with their troops developing the skill and habit of being self-disciplined.   They recognize developing the skill of self-discipline leads to building confidence in being self-discipline.

This classic exercise will help engage your players to begin pursuing a more disciplined life and begin building that confidence.

"“I had never thought about the bigger picture on something like making my bed every morning, but now I get it. Starting the day with an act of discipline has helped me live a more disciplined life.”"
High School Senior Girls Basketball Player

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BedStart Shareable Graphics

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BedStart Exercise Reminder Card

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BedStart Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What is self-discipline?
  • How does making your bed every morning help you increase self-discipline?
  • What happens as a result of becoming a more self-disciplined person?