One of the most important skills for excelling at any job — and even for everyday life — is the ability to figure out what’s truly important and then focus on it. You need to have clear, specific goals in order to prioritize effectively, especially in an age of infinite distractions competing for our attention. Plan your day out in advance and be disciplined about linking your daily goals and activities to your long term goals. Choose 3-5 meaningful things you want to accomplish that day, and then break them down into manageable pieces.
- When one has discovered a person that is truly making an impact and performs ten times above others, one skill they have is to prioritize.
- Successful people work hard to get what they want yet they are not rushing neither are they stressed as they get what they want.
- People who know how to climb the corporate ladder have learned the secret of deciding what is important and then doing the things that are more important.
“These could be entrepreneurs, business leaders, people climbing the corporate ladder, or people excelling in their field, whatever it is.”