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This little muscle weighs about 9 to 10 ounces, beats about 100,000 times in a day, and with the assistance of its four chambers, pumps blood throughout the body to the tune of about 1,900 gallons of blood per day. However, here’s the kicker. Before it completes this cycle each minute of each day – every day – the heart always pumps blood to itself first. Now, I am not a doctor, and I don’t play one on T.V. but these facts about this little muscle has taught me five things about getting things done:Heart of Matter

1. The heart pumps blood to itself first.

Lesson: Take care of you first. Prioritize. Put you at the top of your to do list.

2. The heart picks up oxygen from the lungs to start process all over again.

Lesson: We all need a little help from others. Accept it.

3. The heart picks up oxygen from the lungs before sending the blood out again because the blood is very low in oxygen.

Lesson: In order to do our jobs efficiently we need to take time to pick up some energy – rest and recover.

4. The heart weighs 9 to 10 ounces, yet takes the lead in getting the most important things done

Lesson: Never minimize your contribution.

5. The heart has four chambers to help make it run efficiently.

Lesson: Teamwork. Teamwork. Teamwork.