5 Key Questions for Setting Priorities
In setting priorities, always focus on the first 20% of the task. Get on with it and get it done. The next 80% will tend to flow smoothly once the first 20% is complete.
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“We must give a lot of thought to the future, because that is where we are going to spend the rest of our lives.”
While setting priorities, never give in to the temptation to clear up small things first.
Don’t allow yourself to get bogged down in low-priority activities.
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