Best 19 Quotes & Tweets on Prioritization

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1

Some people need more focus. Others need to broaden their perspective. Some people need to try harder. Others need to stress less. Some people need to care more. Others need to let it go. The secret is you are both people. The key is to know which one you are in this moment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

Action forces prioritization. If you're stuck deciding between multiple options, force yourself to act. You can only act on one thing at a time, which means you will have to make something the top priority. Even if you pick wrong, you'll learn something.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Don’t tell me your priorities. Show me your calendar.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Don't tell me your priorities. Show me your calendar.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

How to Win 1. Broad funnel. Research widely, explore unrelated areas for ideas, create a huge dataset of options. 2. Tight filter. Eliminate nearly everything. Focus only on the best options. Prioritize asymmetric opportunities: limited downside, unlimited upside. 3. Repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

"Priorities" is an oxymoron. You can only have one priority at a time. Your second priority is equivalent to your 99th priority.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

Do you want the story or do you want the outcome? Diffusing your limited energy across multiple projects makes a better story you can tell others when they ask what you're doing. Directing your energy toward one or two projects makes for a better outcome.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

If you don’t set your own values, other people will.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

If your brand is going to be active on platforms where cultural moments are happening, you better prioritize hiring someone who understands culture

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

10

When everything feels like a priority nothing gets prioritized. If your efforts are scattered, outcomes will be too. Discipline and persistence lead to unimaginable outcomes. Basic steps to take when you’re struggling: 🤔 Prioritize 🎯 Focus 🤓 Execute 🧠 Review ⚡️ Repeat

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

11

Improve your decisions, improve your business. Prioritize Speed, Move with Direction: Move at Internet speed, but never without direction. Find projects with big upside and low downside. Then, double-down on projects with momentum.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

People want different things. Disagreements are often a misunderstanding of priorities.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

Better prioritizing your own mental and physical health helps you better prioritize others

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

14

Prioritize direction over speed.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

15

Margin of Safety is one of the most practical mental models for daily life. It shows up everywhere: -how much cash I keep in my emergency fund -how low I let my laptop battery get before recharging -how much time I leave to get to the airport

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

To paraphrase Upton Sinclair: A company cannot prioritize that which their profits depend on them not prioritizing.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

17

If it’s not a default, it’s not a priority.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

18

I see a lot of investors get blamed when startups prioritize growth at all costs instead of sustainability. It turns out, while VCs are nice enough to play bad cop, it's probably the CEO/founders who are still responsible for making the ultimate decision. So, blame accordingly!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

You can do anything... But you can’t do everything. Ruthless prioritization is what separates the legends from the rest of us muggles.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour