the forest and the trees
My friend Steve Prinsen wrote the other day.
Our friend Ken Blum had visited his newspaper.
Ken coaches newspaper owners.
Steve felt overwhelmed.
So much good stuff to do but when can I do it all?
But setting priorities is the first big step.
Mark Twain said eat a big frog each morning.
He meant to tackle the Big Payoff project first.
Don’t let the little busy stuff get in your way.
Set your priorities on the Big Frogs on your list.
Don’t worry about getting caught up this year.
But I’ve broken them down by quarter.
I’ve plugged them into my calendar.
Will I finish them all in 2011? Probably not.
But I'll make sure the Big Payoff ones get done.
1. Our vision - the Big Picture in our minds.
2. All the steps we need to take to get there.
You might call that seeing the forest and the trees.
Priorities carry you through the forest.
Priorities are the bread crumbs to guide you.
Want a copy of my Big Project Planning Guide?
Email me at JerryBellune@yahoo.com.
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