Ask yourself this:
“In my life, have I separated those things that have to be maintained from that one critical priority that I have to blow the doors off of?”
If this delineation between life support and your most wildly important goal doesn’t exist, then what ends up happening is human nature takes over and what we end up doing is just rotating through priorities.
Remember, it’s O.K. to let life support, the whirlwind of daily activity just to keep the lights on, take 80% of your energy, that’s fine. Don’t let it take 100%. You’re going to need the other 20% to put toward that wildly important goal.
Learn how to execute on your most wildly important goals with The 4 Disciplines of Execution.
Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 National Best Selling Author – The 4 Disciplines of Execution. In his current role of Global Practice Leader of Execution for Franklin Covey, Chris is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has become the fastest growing area of the company.
Chris has personally led many of the most noted implementations of the 4 Disciplines, including the State of Georgia, Marriott International, Shaw Industries, Ritz Carlton, Kroger, Coca Cola, Comcast, FritoLay, Lockheed Martin and Gaylord Entertainment. This practical experience has enabled him to test and refine the principles contained in the 4 Disciplines of Execution from the boardrooms to the front line of these, and many other organizations.
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