This book really is one of the best ones I've come across for prompting to get off one's butt and get things done.
Firstly, in the chapter 'Champions Of Self Discipline', Paul gives a few examples of people who have overcome adversity to climb mountains, (though previously a 'cripple' ), undertake huge amounts of work from dawn til dusk, run 75 miles on their 75th birthday amongst others.
In the next chapter, we are shown why it is so easy to give up, as our natural instincts as an infant relied on us getting what we wanted straight away. He says there are pay-offs for lack of overcoming illnesses/injury, such as sympathy, welfare and insurance claims.
Paul cites two irrational beliefs that stop us 'getting to it':
1) That in order to do something we must do it perfectly, and
2) It is harder to not do something we've been putting off than it is to do it.
My favourite part of the book is the 'Techniques' section, where you will find practical advice on getting things done. Examples being to cut jobs down into sections, time yourself to see how long jobs actually take, ( you may surprise yourself as to how little time they take ), and to carry a notebook when you think of things to do. There are many more suggestions, it would be unfair to list them all.
After reading this book, I found myself doing tasks I'd long put off and still had time to relax and enjoy myself.