Ineffective People Try To Do Everything. Hyper-Effective People Do Almost Nothing

If you have lots of priorities, you have no priorities.

Here’s What Will Happen If You Keep Saying “Yes” to Things You Don’t Want to Do

In the words of best-selling author James Altucher, here’s what what will happen if you keep saying yes to things you shouldn’t:

“Every time you say yes to something you don’t want to do, this will happen: you will resent people, you will do a bad job, you will have less energy for the things you were doing a good job on, you will make less money, and yet another small percentage of your life wi be burned up.”

Most people say yes by default — for the rush of pleasing someone, because they’re scared, because they have nothing better to do.

  • Be a drummer for a local church
  • Be a remote data analyst
  • Be a youth basketball coach
  • Be a remote career coach
  • Be a youth camp counselor
  • 30,000+ new email subscribers
  • A full-time writing income
  • Hundreds of thousands of monthly readers
  • Featured in huge publications like CNBC, Business Insider, Thought Catalog, and an international magazine
  • Freedom to work for myself doing what I love
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When You Focus On Only The Essentials, You’ll Get What You Want

What is important right now?

“Most people drift through life without devoting much conscious energy to figuring out specifically what they want and what they need to do to get themselves there.”

Once you realize what you want, you’ll see the essential things you need to do to get there. That’s when you’ll start making progress and stop wasting so much time being ineffective.

  1. Create great products
  2. Sell those products

Wherever You Are, Be There

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” -John C. Maxwell.

In Anders Ericsson’s book Peak: Secrets From the New Science of Expertise, he describes how world-class experts become so skilled — basically, how they become so effective at what they do.

In Conclusion

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