The Main Thing

The Main Thing

One of my favourite quotes comes from Stephen Covey, author of classic productivity book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

It is to remind ourselves to keep the main thing the main thing.

Which simply means when you are overwhelmed with things, noise, tasks, projects, and stuff to be done, take some time to work out the main thing you need to focus on right now.

If your inbox is full of emails, your desk covered in papers and your voicemail bursting with messages, give yourself some time out and think what is the main thing you need to do.

Sometimes, in order to get more productive, we need to stop trying to get more done and focus on what really NEEDS to be done.

What is the MAIN thing you need to do today?

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