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Personal Leadership is hard

Discipline is hard – harder than trustworthiness and skill and perhaps even selflessness. We are by nature flawed and inconstant creatures. We can’t even keep from snacking between meals. We are not built for discipline. We are built for novelty and excitement, not for careful attention to detail. Discipline is something we have to work at.

– Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things done right, p. 183