• Alex Pratt

Let there be Light 2017: No 25

Updated: Apr 9, 2018

German novelist Johan Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: ‘Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.’

Put another way, everything does not matter to the same extent. This is the place from where the Pareto 80:20 principle is derived. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. I have been unwise in my life. You?

The science of being successful is the science of doing what you say you are going to do. Without this integrity there is little point in deciding anything.

Our greatest possession is the 24hrs we each have immediately in front of us. If we don’t take responsibility for how it is spent, then someone else will. So ask yourself now….

What is required of me today? What will give me the biggest return on my time? What will give me the biggest reward?

Choose to be Shakespeare not a monkey.

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