Most people organize their lives and their work around one of four scoring systems: results, recognition, recreation, or relationships. Those are not the only organizing systems, but they are the most common. There’s overlap—we don’t live by just one alone—but one of the four almost always sets the pace and influences the others, especially when there’s a choice to be made between one priority and another. Your actions, not your intentions, tell you which priorities rule in your life.

Mark Sanborn
Mark Sanborn - Up, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In BetweenUp, Down, or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or In Between
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