‘We’re not built for discipline. We’re built for novelty and excitement. Discipline is something we have to work at.’ – Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto
Checklists are one of the most valuable tools in business (and in life). Whether you admit it or not, sticking to a checklist with great discipline, avoids mistakes. The chance of error is much less if you follow a tried and tested checklist that’s purpose-built for the task you are trying to achieve.