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Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders by Steve Shallenberger

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CHAPTER 4

Prioritize Your Time

Do what matters most: start scheduling your priorities and stop prioritizing your schedule.

In February 1943, torpedoes from a German submarine exploded in the hull of the U.S. Army Transport (USAT) Dorchester. In a frantic effort to survive, the 902 soldiers aboard desperately searched for life jackets and lifeboats. Four U.S. Army chaplains, who were close friends despite their different religious affiliations, gave comfort and encouragement to the boys as they searched for life jackets.

The chaplains located life jackets in the storage lockers, put them on as many soldiers as they could, and guided those soldiers to the life rafts. When the final life jackets had been found and distributed to the soldiers, something ...

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