Great leaders practice planned abandonment, eliminating activities and opportunities that only serve as distractions, cloud their vision and drain their energy.

Until you define what matters, you won’t do what matters. Until you focus on what really matters, life becomes a series of disconnected urgencies, appointments and conversations.

Until you balance what really matters with life’s daily interruptions, your best gains become burdens too heavy to carry and return little on your investment of time and energy.