Sometimes people tend to think that they need to perform many actions to succeed. It's preferable to focus your energy on a limited number of activities because you can't do everything due to constraints of time, money and other resources. 

I poured water from a giant pitcher into seven glasses until it emptied. I showed different pouring possibilities, pouring equally and pouring unequally where one glass received more water than the others. I also demonstrated a situation where not enough water remained for one of the drinks.

This demonstration helped me emphasize the important message of prioritization — how every executive should choose how much energy to dedicate to each critical assignment.

Pour water into the glasses that matter most to you. Focusing on the most crucial tasks is one of the core habits of highly effective people. Cheers to a new, better year.

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