CHAPTER FOUR

Establishing Proper Priorities

“Success is a process of diverting one’s scattered forces into one powerful channel.”

—JAMES ALLEN

Your ability to set priorities among your goals, tasks, and activities is the key to personal effectiveness. It is not easy to do. The natural human tendency is to “major in minors” and to work very diligently on things that, in many cases, need not be done at all. You must learn to swim against this natural current, to violate the Law of Least Resistance, and to keep focused on those things that can really make a difference in your life.

There are several proven ways for you to set your own personal and business priorities. These are organized methods of thinking that enable you to select the relevant ...

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