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Motivation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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ELEVEN

Apply the Pareto Principle

One of your most important responsibilities in motivating your people to peak performance is to keep them focused on starting and completing their most important tasks. Important task completion is a major source of energy, enthusiasm, and high self-esteem.

Warren Buffett, the third richest man in the world, had dinner with Bill Gates, the single richest man in the world, and his father, Bill Gates Sr. They were discussing the essential ingredients of success. Almost spontaneously, they all agreed that “focus, focus, focus” is the key to high achievement, especially in business.

Motivation is evident when talented people are working on important tasks and getting them done, one after another. Demotivation occurs ...

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