Move the big rocks first

When I was younger I thought “if I just work longer, then I could get everything done.” Over time, I changed my mind. In my early 30s I began to believe that “if I just work smarter, then I could get everything done.” I have changed my mind again. Now, my focus is not about getting everything done. News flash! Getting everything done is impossible. Rather, I focus my very limited time each day on getting the very select few things done. I move the big rocks first. Nothing beats progress on those handful of projects that actually move the needle.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on September 21, 2018

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