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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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39. Debate Yourself

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

—Talleyrand

All it might take is half a day to catch everything up, sort everything out, clean everything away, and be ready to begin next week with a whole new lease on life, staying organized as you go.

But still you resist.

You know you will never find time to do that half a day of reorganization. Therefore, you must make time. Winners make time to do what’s really beneficial and important to them. Losers keep trying to find time.

When you hear a pessimistic manager say, “I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you, Dave, I was swamped yesterday,” that swamped feeling has become reality. But being swamped is just an interpretation. If ...

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