Choose Your Priorities Wisely

We live in a world today where everyone and everything is vying for our attention. People are constantly asking for your help, for your effort, for your advice, for anything. Things need you to maintain them, to buy them, to use them. Time is our most precious commodity and we are constantly exchanging our time for things of importance to us.

Some people have a priority for work.

Some people have a priority for travel.

Some people have a priority for family.

Some people have a priority for friends.

Some people have a priority for their hobby.

Some people have a priority for money.

Some people have a priority for fun.

All kinds of people have all kinds of priorities. It wouldn’t be right of me to tell you what your priorities should be. Then I would simply be one more person vying for your attention.

What I am telling you to do is to take the time to sit down and write out your priorities. You have them in your mind and your heart, but writing them down will help you to stand more firmly in your true priorities. Knowing your priorities will help you to be clear about what you want in life, and how to spend your precious time. It is a commodity not to be wasted.

Our acts make or mar us,–we are the children of our own deeds. –VICTOR HUGO.

Originally posted 2008-11-21 09:12:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Comments

  1. Great article Jeremy. A short and sweet reminder about the importance of our priorities, and how our choices with regards to them subtly shapes the course of our lives.

    Thanks for the article!

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  2. And what a great reminder indeed! 🙂

  3. Nice way to emphasize priorities and helping us realize what ours are. The funny thing is, our priorities change over time. Isn’t that strange? I guess it makes sense. We get older, think more about things in life and what they mean to us…

    Great post!

    *smiles*
    Michele

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  4. oh so true!

  5. Great point Jeremy – writing things down makes them more “real” – in our minds.

    And I love the Victor Hugo quote you have here, also.

    Good stuff for a Saturday morning…

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  6. I also take the approach of writing down my priorities, sorting them and isolating short term, as well as, long term goals. Making a written list is helpful in several ways.
    Firstly, it makes me take the time to actually consider each and give it a priority rating.
    Secondly, going through that process helps me to create a better balance because I take note of those items I have been letting “slide”.
    Thirdly, it helps me commit to achieving both short and long term goals.
    Lastly, making my priority list and sticking to it gives me an opportunity to refer to it again and again to see the progress I’m making and to celebrate the fact that I’m managing my time better every day.
    Thanks for this post. It validates me.

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