Success secret number twelve
Set Priorities and One Thing at a Time
Set priorities on your activities and concentrate single mindedly on one thing at a time. This is the key formula for high levels of productivity and performance and for becoming a self-made millionaire. With this formula, setting priorities and concentrating, you can accomplish virtually anything you want in life. This simple strategy has been the primary reason for high income, wealth creation and financial independence for thousands and even millions of people.
Your ability to determine your highest priority and then to work on that high priority until it is completed is the primary test and measure of willpower, self-discipline and personal character. It is the hardest thing to do but also the most important if you want to be a big success.
Here is the formula. Make a list of everything you have to do before you begin. Set priorities on that list by asking yourself four questions, over and over. “What are my highest value activities?” What is it that you do that is more valuable than anything else to your work and your business?
“What is the most valuable use of my time right now?” There is only one answer to this question at any time. Your ability to determine the single most valuable use of your time and then to start in on that task is the key to high productivity and financial success.
Commit yourself to work single mindedly on one task, the most important task, and stay with it until it is 100% complete. Persevere without diversion or distraction. Push yourself to stay at the job until it is done.
The good news is that by continually setting priorities and concentrating on your highest value tasks, you soon develop the habit of high performance. This habit will then become automatic and will virtually guarantee you great success in life. This one habit alone can make you a millionaire.