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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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69. Don’t Forget to Breathe

In war, as in peace, a man needs all the brains he can get. Nobody ever had too many brains. Brains come from oxygen. Oxygen comes from the lungs where the air goes when we breathe. The oxygen in the air gets into the blood and travels to the brain. Any fool can double the size of his lungs.

—George S. Patton

Scott Richardson recalls the role breathing plays in achieving success as a leader. Yes, breathing, as in, don’t forget to breathe.

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