President’s Voice – September 2023
As you know our 30th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is next Friday, September 15th (lol, how could you not) and while that has been my major focus, I have been keeping up with the “news” etc. Today, Bill King, in discussing current events used the phrase “The Main thing is not the Main thing”. He was on the program “What’s Your Point”. This phrase got my attention, because so many of the issues we are hearing about are “not the Main thing”. I googled the phrase. The phrase he was referencing comes from Stephen Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Further reading got me to the following powerful
quotes from the book that can change our thinking on how we view what is being told to us by the media, the government as a whole and our individual elected officials. Why can’t they ever seem to be able to handle the important business of the country in a timely manner. I think these 3 quotes could really help them.
The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
Our elected officials and the bureaucracy continually take their eye off the ball to focus on the petty and partisan stuff and not enough time on the important business of running the country.
No business can be successful being run like this and neither can a country!
Look at the “news” with opened eyes and remember “to keep the main thing the main thing”!