Prioritization Is More Important Than Hard Work

“Successful people focus on only a few priorities — they go all in working on those. So if you’re a salesperson, for example, you shouldn’t just cold call everyone in the book. You should focus on a few great prospects and work obsessively hard on those.”

There are traits most successful people have in common, but putting in crazy hours isn’t one of them.

Morten Hansen, author of the book Great at Work, explains why prioritization is more important than hard work and shares seven common characteristics he found among high achievers.

Those characteristics include that they focus on a few tasks, are always trying to learn, and champion their ideas.

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