Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Willpower: suck it up!
The myth that willpower is a limited resource has been busted. People's inability to stay focused on a task is the product of a weak will, not any inherent limit to the amount of work they can force themselves to do. I've known this all along. It's best to just force your employees to work long hours. Quitting time is artificially short. They can work much longer than 8 hour days. There's no reason not to have 16+ hour days. If my employees are too weak to keep themselves working for that long, then I can use my wellspring of willpower to keep them in line. There is a far deeper reserve of power to work than is usually tapped.