Your most scarce resource is focus.
The world will conspire to distract you. Your phone, email, text messages, instant messenger, social media, and more will all pull you away from what you should be doing.
Many people wake up and instantly look at their phone. They check messages, check email, check various social media. That’s a huge mistake—the only thing that’s waiting in your phone is someone else’s agenda. If you check your phone or your email right away in the morning, you’ve lost control of your agenda. There will be emails and messages waiting for you to respond, and once you start responding you’ve lost control of your day.
You should start the day by focusing on your highest-value activities before you get caught up in other people’s agendas for you. What are your highest-value activities?
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