Put First Things First Quotes by Thomas Watson, Jr., Stephen Covey, Herbert Bayard Swope, Erin McCarthy, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ivy Baker Priest and many others.
Put First Things First! These four words cover an entire philosophy which can be applied with profit by every business leader, by every executive and by every employee.
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win/Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.
I can’t give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courageвЂ”pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say вЂњnoвЂќ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger вЂњyesвЂќ burning inside. The enemy of the вЂњbestвЂќ is often the вЂњgood.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Organize and execute around priorities.
We women ought to put first things first. Why should we mind if men have their faces on the money, as long as we get our hands on it?
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?
Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: put second things first & we lose both first and second things.