Sheryl Sandberg’s Best Career Advice Is Only Two Words

“To do something great requires sacrifice. It’s the great ideas that will make the biggest difference. The great ideas will lead to you becoming the best version of yourself. So, quit wasting your time on the mediocre…or even just the ‘good.’”

Ruthless prioritization. That’s what Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg believes is the key to success in business.

In this Inc. interview with Sandberg she explains why the most important thing you can do is focus your efforts on only your best ideas.

She points out it’s easy to get distracted by your to-do list and lured into doing things just to cross them off your list when they aren’t your true priorities.