Read through these quotes and see if you can take your life to the next level:
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. -Peter F. Drucker
To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. -Brian Koslow
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. -Stephen Covey
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. -Henry David Thoreau
The most effective way to do it, is to do it. -Amelia Earhart
While you can think in terms of efficiency in dealing with time, a principle-centered person thinks in terms of effectiveness in dealing with people. -Stephen R. Covey
Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth. -Dorothy Day
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie
Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration. -Peter Drucker
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. -Peter Drucker
Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness. -William Al Ward
To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world — that I am able to change it in positive ways. -Maxine Hong Kingston
To accomplish more, redirect your mental energy by continuously reminding yourself of all the things you do right. -Brian Koslow
The more you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, the more credibility you will have. -Brian Koslow
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. -Peter F. Drucker
Busy does not equal important. Measured doesn’t mean mattered. -Seth Godin
There is time for everything. -Thomas A. Edison
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application. -Samuel Smiles
Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexsts in the means, the fruit in the seed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not bad, huh? I like that 2nd to last one by Smiles.
Of course, I could have added tons of other incredible effectiveness quotes by just typing out all the highlighted parts of Covey’s book on the subject.
If you haven’t read it, drop everything and grab a copy…..
What are your favorite effectiveness quotes?
Have any you can share below?