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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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46. Know What You Want to Grow

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

—Jim Rohn, author and motivator

Most managers, especially those who struggle with “making a plan,” place the plan’s numbers down around sixth on their daily priority list. Most struggling managers place these things above the “plan” in their priority hierarchy:

1. Not upsetting other people’s feelings.

2. The commitment to looking extremely busy.

3. Firefighting and problem-solving.

4. Explaining and justifying other people’s performances, both up and down the ladder.

5. Being liked.

We saw a brilliant business consultant come into a struggling, financially failing company and turn everything around. He did it by altering priorities. The first thing he ...

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