Identify Your Priorities

One of my favorite books of all time is “How Successful People Think” by John C. Maxwell. I’ve only read it once, studied it once and implemented everything.

It has made my networking and business operations easier than the thinking I use to have long ago about people, money and leaders.

Here is one of my favorite reads in the entire book only because it reminds many of us what we can get wrong, while others are doing it right and loving the life they live.

Identify Your Priorities

First, take into account your priorities – for yourself, your family, and your team. “A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.” Unfortunately, many people land on priorities based on where they run out of steam. You certainly don’t want to do that. Nor do you want to let others set your agenda.

There are many ways to determine priorities. If you know yourself well, begin by focusing on your strengths, the things that make best use of your skills and God-given talents. You might also focus on what brings the highest return and reward.

Do what you enjoy most and do best.

You could use the 80/20 rule. Give 80 percent of your effort to the top 20 percent (most important) activities. Another way is to focus on exceptional opportunities that promise a huge return.

It comes down to this: give your attention to the areas that bear fruit.

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