Streamline expectations. Often deciding what not to do is even more important.

#530 62. Streamline expectations. Often deciding what not to do is even more important.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2]  Streamline expectations. I’m willing to bet that almost every time you assign a project, you can’t resist adding a few “Hey, while you’re at it, wouldn’t it be great if you also … ” items.
Deciding what to do is important, but often deciding what not to do is even more important. Every position, every project, every initiative has a primary goal, and 90 percent of the effort of those involved should go to accomplishing that primary goal. Achievement is certainly based on effort, but achievement is also based on focus. Strip away the ancillary stuff, and turn your employees loose to get on with what is really important.
They’ll not only do a better job, they’ll have more time to devote to the next critical project.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2] #62, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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