Secret 30: Why Managing Ourselves Well Matters

Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3:
A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves.

Author Simon Sinek says, “It doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it.” We agree. Knowing why we're doing something makes all the difference. In this secret, Ari talks about how he's long believed that managing ourselves more effectively would have a positive impact on our lives. Per Simon’s suggestion, it’s worth reflecting on why it’s so important. Self-management, it turns out, is at the core of everything we're trying to do. In this essay, you'll read about the four benefits to effective self-management that have Ari fired up.

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