Committing to a course of action, or anything for that matter is a huge step in the right direction. But it’s not enough. To succeed one has to set priorities and know what you stand for. If things are high priority we give them our attention.
If they are not, they can easily be forgotten or overlooked completely. If something is a high priority it needs to be done, if it’s not that’s also ok. We make a conscious decision to choose our priorities every day.
It is easy to look for reasons and make excuses as to why we are not getting things done or moving closer to our goals. However, moving forward and achieving success requires getting our priorities straight. Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly. This is a gift, but often a rare occurrence.
We shouldn’t wait for a “wake–up” call to push us into the right direction. Prioritising the important things in life should always come first. When you know what is important and your priorities are clearly mapped out, your mind will be free and lots of possibilities will open up.
Here are some steps on how to assess what your priorities are:
- Decide what you want to achieve – What outcome are you seeking?
- Decide what you are willing to exchange or give up.
- Make a list of your priorities in order of importance.
- Make a start with your first and most important priority by actioning it and setting the time aside to give it the attention required.
As Mahatma Gandhi used to say: “Action expresses priority”
Take the time this week to really think about what your priorities are and what they mean to you. In layman’s terms it’s time to” Get your priorities straight!”
Remember, Success isn’t only what happens to other people, it can happen to you too.