Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First things first

I have been enjoying the 'Letters of Catherine Booth' (£0.01p). She understood what it means to put 'First things first' long before Stephen Covey made millions writing a book about it. I wonder if she gave him the title?

"Be wise. Take proper care. Get sleep and food regularly; for in order to get the most done, you must go to work in the best way, even with regard to the body.

Beware of spending too large a proportion of your time and strength on matters of secondary importance. Learn to distinguish what is vital from what is merely incidental; and, above all, resolve by God's help at all cost to keep first things first"

Letters, P.14


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