I lived a quantifiable number of my years engaging in alot of stuffs yet I have little or nothing to show for it.
My life wasn’t really different from someone idle doing nothing rather than sleeping, eating and waking up.
Scott Caan once said, “Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.”. I discovered that what I lacked during those days is “Priority”.
We live in a world filled with distractions. There are more than enough things calling for our attention in this age.
Alot of us engage in so many activities and yet our life is not moving forward as it ought to be.
You might be in this valley today but I am sure you won’t remain there after reading this article .
This is because this article will help you understand what exactly you’re doing wrong and how to fix it.
Alot of us have mistake too much activities with accomplishments . We’ve mistake “Busyness ” to mean “Business “.
We believe that by doing or engagaing in so many things, we will get more results.
Some think they will make more money by engaging in many business.
Little did they know that “Life operates by a different principles “. One of what life operates with is the “Principle of Priority “.
Prioritizing is the process of determining what is most important to you and doing them.
If you don’t understand the principle of priority, you will find it very difficult to make reasonable progress in life, career and business.
This is because everything rise and fall on your priority. If you get your priority right, you will make real progress in shortest time possible and if you don’t, you will find it difficult to progress.
That is to show you how important priority is to everyone.
A life without priority will keep growing in age yet there won’t be any difference between who they are now and who they were in their younger years. Lack of priorities lead to frustrations and burnout too.
Alot of people are “Penny wise and pound foolish” . They spend so much energy doing what will give them little or no return and spend very little time and energy on what will give real result.
To be successful , you must be able to invest your energy on what has the highest return on investment (ROI) and not what has the lowest ROI.
Mathew Quick once said “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least”.
Priority is important because your priority determine the choice you make and the choice you make determine the consequences you get in return.
Let me make an example, If you prioritize your family, you will chose to spend more time with your family than clubbing and doing other things. And the consequences is that you will have a happy and lovely home.
Life is short. It is necessary you focus on what really matters most to you first.
You see, you have the right to do anything you want to do but not all things you do are beneficial to you. That is why you need to prioritize your life and what you do with your time.
There are two main aspect of your life that you need to prioritize.
1. Activities : The activities you engage in daily matters. As a matter of fact, it determines where you will end up in life.
You have to know that your priority must draw you closer to your goals or vision. If any activities does not draws you closer to your vision, gives you fulfillment, makes you happy , then it is not beneficial to you.
If you want to fulfil your life goals and dreams, you must be ready to fix your eyes on only profitable activities without getting distracted by just anything.
The only thing that should matter to you are things that will make you closer than ever to your life goals. Not that other things are bad themselves but they are bad for you.
Several people’s problem is that they don’t prioritize their activities, they just do whatever comes their way. This is wrong because little or no progress will be made.
Here is a good habit that will help you. Each day, separate your task into “Important”, “Not really important” and “unimportant”. You can chose to label it A, B and C.
A represent task that are important to you. They are important because they are task that draws you closer to the goals you’ve set for yourself and also make you happy. If it doesn’t draws you closer to your vision, don’t make it an important activities on your list.
B represent tasks that are not really important. Not that this activities are bad but idea is that they don’t offer high return on investment to you.
An example is the use of social media.
Except you’re making money using the internet, social media should be on the B aspect which is the not really important activities. You shouldn’t be spending your time on some B activities until you’ve spend a quantifiable number of your time on A activities.
Until you’ve reached a milestone in achieving your A activities, you shouldn’t work on B activities.
C represent activities that are not important at all. Unfortunately, here is what several people find pleasure doing. Any activities that are not drawing you towards your goal are not important . If you have to engage in them, make sure you’re done with A and B activities.
Now after, separating your activities Into the three segment, ensure you do first activities on your A list before proceeding to activities on your B and C list. Also, ensure activities on B list is done before proceeding to activities on your C list.
You don’t have all the time in the world. However, there is enough time to do what is important for you to do. Prioritize your activities and you will see drastic positive change in your life.
2. Association: Your association is very important. Therefore, you have to prioritize.
In the aspect of your relationship, you must ask yourself ” Are People in my life leading me to my desired destination?
If they are not, it’s time to reprioritize and allow in people who will lead you to your desired destination.
There are some good people in your life that are “bad” for you. You don’t need everyone in your life, you just need some set of people who have the same vision with you.
You can’t dare to continue living your life without prioritizing your activities and association.
Start prioritizing today. Perhaps, you have any question, suggestions, contribution, let us know in the comment session .