An interesting excerpt from the book I’m currently reading, The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger.
Dan handed me a note that read: “Avoid getting into the business of manufacturing trombone oil. You may become the greatest trombone-oil manufacturer in the world, but in the end, the world only consumes a few quarts of trombone oil a year!" He was telling me not to invest in projects that would sap the resources of my company and me and not give much back. It was such a positive way to impart that wisdom, though, and I still have that piece of paper in my desk, occasionally pulling it out when I talk to Disney executives about what projects to pursue and where to put their energy.
(Iger, 2019, p. 61)
This excerpt prompted me to think about how we tend to allot disproportionate amounts of energy to certain tasks while there may be other crucial chores that require our attention. Allocation of our energy to ideal channels is crucial for us to perform at our optimum levels both physically and mentally.
Book cited- The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger.