Be Creative And Expand Your Possibilities.
Priorities are short-term goals that you want to accomplish in an a specific and limited time period.
A priority should be a good mix of the things that you want to do and the things that you should do.
It is unrealistic to think that your entire priority list need only be filled with your desires as that is not the reality of life.
The reality of life includes deadlines, appointments and other things that must be taken care.
However, I also caution you against filling your list exclusively with what you should do. That will not motivate you and certainly won’t allow you to be creative.
Your daily and weekly priority list should include the fun stuff, the stuff that fires you up… the stuff that allows you to step fully into your POWER. Click To Tweet
So how will you find the time?
I often hear the concerns of “I just do not have the time!” and “There is not enough time in the day!” or “Who has the time?”
These concerns are valid but the truth of the matter is that you more than likely do have the time.
The problem is usually how we are spending the time.
Our time is allotted for the wrong thing, the priority is skewed or we just think that tasks will take less time than they actually do.
We must assess our time allowance, expenditure, and debt.
- Write out your daily schedule and your weekly schedule as you perceive it.
- Live the day and the week. While doing so write out what you are doing and the amount of time it is taking.
- Compare the two lists.
Is anything popping out at you?
Is there some area that your time was off?
Is there an activity that you thought would take ten minutes and it took 30?
Now think about how satisfied you are with how you spend your precious time… and it is precious!
What are the most important things in your life? Who are the most important people?
Your number one priority should be you.
We have such a hard time seeing that this needs to be the case. We feel selfish and as if so many other people need to come first.
A prime example of this is the fact that most parents feel that their children must come first but I encourage you to rethink this. If you do not take care of yourself, that is your physical, nutritional and mental state of being, then what do you actually have to give to your kids? Nothing!
Set your priorities so that you are NUMBER ONE and then consider the following questions.
1. What is the most important thing in my life right now?
2. What would I want to spend more time on?
3. What would I want to spend less time on?
4. What areas need my attention now (school, health, relationship, business)?
Write down your activities in the order that feels most important to you.
This is your new list of priorities.
So tell me, what will you work on first?
Originally Published on: Jan 29, 2015