Success is actually a short race-a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.
Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls - family, health, friends, integrity - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
Don't let small thinking cut your life down to size. Think big, aim high, act bold. And see just how big you can blow up your life.
Everyone has the same amount of time, and hard work is simply hard work. As a result, what you do in the time you work determines what you achieve. And since what you do is determined by what you think, how big you think becomes the launching pad for how high you achieve.
Task switching exacts a cost few realize they are even paying.
Taking complete ownership of your outcomes by holding no one but yourself responsible for them is the most powerful thing you can do to drive your success.
Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers that there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it.
Until my ONE thing is done, everything else is a distraction.
To ignite your life you must focus on ONE Thing long enough for it to catch fire.
All great achievements are the result of sustained focus over time-all of them.
Extraordinary results happen only when you give the best you have to become the best you can be at your most important work.
Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.
A life worth living might be measured in many ways, but the one way that stands above all others is living a life of no regrets.
When you give your ONE Thing your most emphatic Yes! and vigorously say No! to the rest, extraordinary results become possible.
The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.
You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.
If everyone has the same amount of time and yet some earn more than others, can we say then say that it's how we use our time that determines the money we make?
It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do , it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.
Juggling is an illusion. ... In reality, the balls are being independently caught and thrown in rapid succession. ... It is actually task switching.
The people we live with and work with on a daily basis deserve our full attention. When we give people segmented attention, piecemeal time, switching back and forth, the switching cost is higher than just the time involved. We end up damaging relationships.
You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once.
Even an idle phone conversation when driving takes a 40 percent bite out of your focus and, surprisingly, can have the same effect as being drunk.
Your next step is simple. You are the first domino.
A different result requires doing something different.
In the end, the best way to succeed is to go small. And when you go small, you say no - a lot. A lot more than you might have even considered before.
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