If you know you can’t do a good job, don’t take it on. If it’s going to distract you from doing work that really matters, don’t do it.
If you’d be unhappy to see it printed in the paper, reconsider.
If it creates a habit that hurts you in the long run, don’t start.
If it doesn’t move you towards what really matters, walk away.
‘Urgent’ seems really important at the time, and it causes us to say ‘yes’ to things that we would be best to say ‘no’ to. How often have you been ‘flat out busy’ yet felt like you achieved nothing?
Don’t fool yourself with the urgent/important matrix; if it’s urgent it’s probably because you neglected the important.
Passion is killed by saying ‘yes’ to the unimportant because it fills our lives with things that don’t move us forward.
Happiness is found in progress, and progress is created when we are conscious of what we say ‘yes’ to and what we say ‘no’ to.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.