Principal Mistakes Pt. 1

The things we do

Olabanji Stephen
1 min readMar 23, 2022


Quick one.

The things we do should lead to reaching our goals… who we want to become or something we want to have, but not always.

Peter Drucker said, “There’s surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.”

It’s possible to do the wrong things efficiently and feel productive at them, and trying harder at the wrong things doesn’t always make them right. You need the skill of inquisition to be productive and make real progress, doing what matters (to you).

What do you want? What’s your daily routine? What are you doing right now?

Pull out a pen and draw lines of the 5 most likely outcomes. You can tell where it leads… and that’s where you’re headed.

It’s okay to label things as unimportant because that’s what they really are. It’s a gift you give yourself

If you care enough, if you want something, make time (consistently) to go get it.

You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems — James Clear.

Thanks for reading.

Part 2 tomorrow. Follow, Highlight, Interact!



Olabanji Stephen

I see the world differently and attempt to interpret it in ways that inspire genius