15. The Law of Forced Efficiency

The more things you have to do in a limited period of time, the more you will be forced to work on your most important tasks.

This is another way of saying that there is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things.

The more you take on, the more likely it is that you will be forced to act with maximum efficiency. You will have to think, analyze, and evaluate your tasks and activities more carefully. You will be forced to spend your limited mental and physical energy on just those tasks that are the most vital to your success.

The first corollary of the Law of Forced Efficiency is There will never be enough time to do everything that you have to do.

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