Wednesday Sep 19, 2007

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, whose words resonate with the title of this message ...."Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well" !


Ultimately, if something's worth doing, its worth doing extraordinarily well !

Tuesday Sep 18, 2007

Either you run the day or the day runs you

Apt reminder to start off each day !


Jim Rohn's quote "Either you run the day or the day runs you" - serves as a great reminder to plan and prioritize ... also helps avoid fighting fires which we probably could have avoided in the first place (agreed some fires seem unavoidable !) and also takes time away from performing those activities that are "important but not urgent", such as the Quadrant II activities that Stephen Covey talks about in his top-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


"The key is not to prioritize what's in your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

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