The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen R. Covey
July 17th - First things first.
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Putting first things first means doing the most important things first. It means to o do the things in their proper order and being clear about your priorities. It’s important to set time aside for things that truly matter. When you do the important things first then everything seems to easily fall together.
Knowing the importance of a task will help you determine if you need to get it done today, tomorrow next week, or never. When something has been on your to do list for a really long time, it’s usually a pretty good sign that it’s not important.
If we spend all our time on the small and insignificant things we’ll run out of time for the things that ore actually important.
Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.