Keep the Main thing the Main thing!
One of the first principles I learnt in my leadership growth journey, was the Pareto principle and this is how my mentor packaged it,
“If you are Noah and your ark is sinking, you can throw away a bunch of cats and dogs, but your ark will keep sinking. If you can throw one elephant overboard, your ark will be in a much better shape.”
As the pressure from the impact of COVID 19 intensifies, most of us tend to get overwhelmed and we get so busy doing the 80% of the activities that give us only 20% of our desired results. If you feel overwhelmed and yet there is not much to show for all your efforts, it’s time to pause and reflect on what the elephants in your case are: the 20% of your tasks that can give you 80% of your desired results. These are the activities you should focus your attention on