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Make it a Priority

I have a lot going on in my life but there is no way that I can get everything I do done without having learned to set my priorities. Of course, I will be the first one to say that my priorities aren’t always what everyone else thinks they should be but I’ve long sense given up the concept that I have to follow the rules. (Okay, “their” rules.) I am actually pretty good at following rules. I do like to learn them so I know how to tweak them or bend them to get things accomplished in a more effective or efficient manner.

But I digress, this topic is priorities and what I consider priorities in my life. My priorities are pretty simple:

  • Spirituality. (Mine not yours.) I don’t go about trying to convert people or making them believe in my faith but I do put my spirituality as the top priority.
  • My husband and my marriage. Yep, even if it doesn’t sit well with some women I believe that putting my marriage and my husband first makes for a happy marriage.
  • Family. Family first! I will go out of my way to help family. I make time to be with family and I value my family.
  • Friends. I am a pretty loyal person. Some think its a fault but I place a high value on loyalty. I will always be there for my friends no matter what.
  • Purpose. Finding my purpose and following the dream of that purpose is a major priority. Its what gets me out of bed every day and keeps me going.

Do I have it all figured out? Hell no. I know what things are important to me and I make sure that I make those things a priority. I’ve gotten pretty good at setting my priorities and it has helped me in my life so far. I’ve even gotten pretty good at helping other people figure out how to set their priorities too. If you haven’t figured out your priorities, its a great place to start because once you know what matters its easier to take action.

What’s your priority?

Priorities! Priorities!

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I am by personal nature good at setting priorities. I can look at a list of projects and quickly determine what should take priority. It seems so natural to me that I didn’t realize that it wasn’t a skill everyone had.

I’ve worked with a few people over the years and although I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their own work process but I sometimes wonder why they can’t seem to organize things, streamline and prioritize. Not saying that I am perfect or that I don’t have issues prioritizing sometimes but I have come to really value this skill set. Especially since it is a skill that I use on a daily basis. I have even helped friends and family members out by helping them prioritize things. It’s a good feeling to help others this way.

My focus today is on determining my three top priorities this month. So here they are:

  1. I have a stack of documents that I want to get scanned before the end of the month.
  2. I want to review our budget and make adjustments where necessary.
  3. I need to sort through my clothes and donate some items.

I am already part way done on some of them and looking forward to crossing these priorities off my list. Even though I know there will be more things to fill their place.

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