Put First Things First Quotes by Erin McCarthy, Stephen Covey, C. S. Lewis, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Watson, Jr., Herbert Bayard Swope and many others.
I can’t give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.
Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: put second things first & we lose both first and second things.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
You can’t get second things by putting them first. You get second things only by putting first things first.
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Put First Things First! These four words cover an entire philosophy which can be applied with profit by every business leader, by every executive and by every employee.
Begin with the end in mind.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
Organize and execute around priorities.
Not long ago I heard a Navy chaplain refer to the sage advice of the Apostle to put first things first…If we are to heed the admonition to put first things first…one of the main essentials which lies at the very beginning of civilization is that of security.
God wants us to prosper. Our need, however, is to evaluate things as they should be evaluated – to esteem earthly things lightly – to put first things first.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
First things first, second things never.
Always begin with the end in mind.
How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?