I found the following advice in the strangest of places – whilst watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my kids.
If you don’t want to watch the full episode, you can get the complete story line here, but I’ll summarise the important lesson contained within.
In this episode, Victor doesn’t want to upset the Fat Controller so he says yes to all the broken engines that need fixing even though he knows he hasn’t got enough time. It is only when it all goes wrong and he is forced to prioritise and focus on the most important jobs that he becomes a “really useful engine”.
A useful reminder for all of us, and perhaps pitched at a level we could share with some of our more intellectually challenged colleagues. 😉