Can you list your top priorities down?

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES – Every time we think that we are busy, we think that we are achieving things. We are busy checking and replying to emails. How about being busy with our daily tasks at school or at work? We think we are busy with attending multiple meetings the entire day. Or how about those that are doing regular household chores like cleaning or the laundry? There’s a lot of things that keep us busy. But busyness doesn’t necessarily mean productivity.

Let me explain here.

Activity is not necessarily an accomplishment. Checking your email and responding to all messages is a task. People confuse fulfilling responsibilities and tasks as being productive. Prioritizing requires the ability to think ahead, knowing what is important, knowing what is next in line, and to see how it is all relative to the overall vision that you have.

There are 3 questions you need to answer to know what are your priorities.

1. WHAT IS NEEDED? – What do you need to do that nobody can or should do for you? If you don’t do it, will somebody else do it?

2. WHICH ONE WILL BE GIVE THE MOST VALUE? – This one requires you to work the areas where you have the greatest strength FIRST. Ask yourself if there is something that you’re doing that someone else can do at least 80% as well as you do? If yes, then delegate it if you can afford it.

3. WHICH ONE WILL BRING THE GREATEST REWARD? – What energizes you and keeps you passionate every day? We live on borrowed time, so prioritize things that you love the most.

Now or later? Prioritize which brings you the most value first

I wake up each day thinking of taking care of what makes me grow the most physically (working out & drinking water), emotionally (meditation & affirmations) and education (reading books).

Here’s how I do it.

I try to avoid getting stuck in time wasters like picking up my phone during the first and last 2 hours of my day. What are my top 3 priorities? I would say that my priorities are improving myself, time with my family and doing things that I’m passionate about.

Furthermore, I don’t see myself doing work that I don’t like to do or something that I won’t be able to provide any value for. I would have been saying different priorities to you here years back to be honest. What was important to me was way different to what I just mentioned to you. Picking up my phone every time I felt an email notification or social media notification and replying to them was being productive for me.

So what are your priorities each day? But before you answer it, give importance to the things that pass those 3 questions that I told you here. It’s all about return and the rewards.

Is your mind still cluttered with the wrong priorities?

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January 10, 2021 rhona

My career, i am looking to expand my experience and always looking for then next level in my job. My life it connected strongly with my career, so if I rise in my career I will live happy in my life

January 10, 2021 Poging Pinoy

Be financially free, make choices that help me pay off debt and build a future

January 10, 2021 Joseph

I think my priorities are:

Attention to Family
Attention to self
attention to my friends

January 10, 2021 edward

I’m good at prioritising when it comes to my business, not so much on my personal life. Relationships is definitely an area I want to prioritise.

January 10, 2021 rhona

Your health is highly crucial and should be first on your list of priorities. It determines your prosperity, comfort, and overall attitude.

January 10, 2021 jocelyn

I want to prioritize spending time with my family, and make that time count. Exercise or work out together, go for a walk after dinner, select a book to read together, cook, or have a meal together. Prioritize togetherness!

January 10, 2021 James

Finances: Money is not insignificant. While it may not buy happiness, you need to earn at least above what you need to stay happy. Life can be miserable when you’re struggling to pay the bills or feed yourself, so prioritize your finances

January 10, 2021 Jimbogs

Self-Improvement. Define Your Goals. Focus on Your Strengths

January 10, 2021 nico

Prioritize friendships

A few people see their dearest companions as their nuclear family. Yet, regardless of whether you’re sufficiently fortunate to have a solid family, your great kinships ought to be similarly as imperative to you.

We will in general anticipate that fellowships should have the option to battle for themselves, however on the off chance that we need them to flourish, we should put nearly as much energy into them as we do our sentimental connections.

Friends are the individuals that we gain from, giggle with, and go to for help and exhortation when circumstances become difficult.

Without them, life would be a terrible part more unfortunate.

Yet, it’s all around simple to float separated, thus the need to effectively organize fellowship support.

January 10, 2021 genesis

Health, Important as relationships are, none of that is going to matter if you aren’t healthy in mind and in body.

You need to prioritize your own health. Without it, you’ll have nothing at all.

Listen to your body and take note of the warning signs it gives you.

January 10, 2021 aldwin

Money itself shouldn’t be a priority in life. But the reality of the way our society works means that we do need a certain amount of money in order to feel secure.

So, your finances do need to be somewhat of a priority as a means to attaining a level of security.

January 10, 2021 aldwin

You shouldn’t spend all your time working to provide for your family if that means you never have any time available to actually be with them.

Some of us crave security and stability more than others, but no matter how much you thrive off taking risks, or how risk-averse you are, you need a solid base in order to feel balanced and safe.

January 10, 2021 Kevin

Make enjoying every day a priority.

Sure, there will be times when you work incredibly hard, and times when you’re low, but try to see the beauty in every day, and don’t take life too seriously.

Forget about the material and focus on doing the things you enjoy with the people you love around you.

January 10, 2021 Anton

I believe that we should prioritize our well-being. I love this quote that says
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” — Herophilus

January 10, 2021 Anton

Prioritize a healthy Relationships.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you can give.You may not realize it. But, whether if it’s friends, family, co-workers, or members of your community, relationships are the primary source of purpose and meaning.

January 10, 2021 Albert

My top priorities are:
Academic grades
Interpersonal relationships
Goals achievement

January 13, 2021 Khel Lawrence

My top priorities:
1. To finish my post graduate studies so that I could further enhance my knowledge and status in the society
2. To seek and secure a tenure job position
3. To take care of myself and my family

January 16, 2021 Albert

My other priority in life is finding my purpose in life because to me without purpose in life, it doesn’t make me happy and not just happy and also no meaningful to me because that what life for right? you are here for a reason right? You have such a blessing moment because of what? It is because of our purpose in life. I remember that I always felt like I have no meaning in my life and life is boring. Now I think about it again, I know why I feel that way and it is because I always do nothing for myself; I always do things that are craving and enjoyable and that enjoyable moment made me happy at first but soon it vanishes away. I have always done the thing that bad but at the same time, it still made me happy.

January 16, 2021 renato

To be happy, I want to be happy and energised every single day. I have my own definition of happiness and own ways of making myself empowered and happy. Happiness is a choice and I would choose to be happy. Nobody’s life is perfect, circumstances arises where one could not feel happy, at those times I want to make myself more stronger, tap my back and again choose to be happy.

January 16, 2021 renato

To be a better individual, I would really like to build myself into becoming a better human being day by day. I would definitely prioritize showing empathy and understand others and to never hurt others.

January 16, 2021 renato

To socialize more and make more friends, I already have the best bunch of friends and I love them, but I fail to mingle with others outside my circle or even try being their friend. Also i am a person who enjoys solitude more than socializing. But now i feel that is also important to socialize to build my personality and to be more friendly with others. I still believe in quality over quantity, but at least I should first give it a try to find new friends that might last for a lifetime.

January 16, 2021 renato

I want to explore, coming out of my comfort zone is something I would want to prioritize, as of now I am happily nestling in my comfortable lifestyle, I am scared and nervous to try things that i wouldn’t normally do, I am attached to my way of living that I am too scared to do anything out of it. I really would want to change this, because now I feel the need to come out and explore new things to find the hidden parts of myself that I have failed to discover.

January 16, 2021 renato

Family and friends, though priorities changes quickly, this one thing always remains as a priority in my life. I would always prioritize them over anything, I would want to be a better person for them and be there for them as much as I could.

January 16, 2021 James

My number #1 priority in my life is simple: To keep learning.

And in this context nothing is out of bounds. Nothing is taboo but in that statement I also know the difference between a firm moral understanding and not a firm understanding. Discretion is the better part of wisdom but when we step outside those boundaries, we often feel the consequences of our own actions.

No subject is unavailable at this time in our world. Just start the search and information will pour out. Open a book and see the information slowly roll from the page into the mind.

Learning, too continually add to our knowledge allows to make faster and different solutions to the problems that we might face. In other words, a solution from one field may work in a totally different field thus we are not blinded by the expertise of a single view.

January 16, 2021 Jane

My biggest priority right now that I am actually able to do is being healthier.

I do have a bigger priority which is getting life ready for my son coming into the world but I can only do so much with that at the moment so I won’t talk about that even though that is what I want to focus on the most.

January 16, 2021 Jeromr

To change the world. My main goal is to change the world. This is a very personal goal for me and one that came from a very deep, dark place. Without me going too much into this let’s just put it this way:
I hate seeing people walk around every day like they are miserable when all I see is this person that could change the world. I want to give people the power to do what they want and to follow their dreams and get over their own fears. I want people to walk around the streets smiling and not looking like the world is about to come crushing down.

January 16, 2021 Pogi

My 3 most important life goals are :

Have a fresh start every morning full of positive thoughts : Everybody gets a good and a bad experience everyday, but the one who really wants to be happy and content never let’s the experiences destroy his peace of mind. You can only achieve your goals with a fresh & healthy mind.

Not let anything deviate me from my focus : Ups & downs will come while your journey towards the best in your life. Your focus needs to be clear and it should not affect you in any way! The spirit should be the same, positive & the right amount of focus takes you nearer to your dreams.

The Goal : Like everybody else, even I have a goal in life. To gain as much experience as I can! I want to be a better human than a successful human. A successful human can be a boss eventually, but a better human can be a good boss And that makes a lot of difference.! I consider the above 2 points to be there in my life and eventually with all the positivity, I want to have an organization where creativity and ease will bring the productivity.

January 16, 2021 rhona

My top priority is that me and the people whom I am responsible for like my close family and friends are in a decent position where they have the basic things needed to live. This includes material requirements like food and shelter and mental requirements like a good state of mind, peace and a certain level of happiness

January 16, 2021 Henrique

I want to become a professional musician in a band. Be able to to make a living based on playing music at gigs. I want to play in front of a thousand people. I know that this goal may seem a bit far-fetched, but I truly believe I can do it if I put enough work and time into it.

January 16, 2021 Henrique

To add value to myself each and every day – whether it is growing my blog, getting fitter, being better at socializing etc.

To contribute – we are living on this earth together. Give back and help the greater cause. I strive to help people on a daily basis through my blog, as well as just being nice to people, doing people favours etc.

To maintain a clear and balanced mental – life is too short to be emotionally clouded by things that do not matter; on a daily basis I work on staying relaxed, calm, focused, as well as working on overcoming my fears and insecurities.

January 16, 2021 Albert

Focus, improvement, consistency, and growth.

To put it simply, I have a lot of goals that I’ve set for myself, and I’m working to develop a consistent work ethic so I can improve myself.

I’m doing a mix of working on goals and exploring what I enjoy. I guess you can call it a mix of working and experimenting, I’m simply trying to expand and improve myself so I can make a more significant impact in the future.

I know I have a lot of work to do, but I’ve realized that it’s important to develop myself through the work process. Really, I just hope I can grow as much as possible.

January 16, 2021 genesis

Prioritize career. Your career should be your first priority. No one not even you should have the right to come across your success. You have to work hard depriving yourselves from sleep, comforts. “It’s your life and you have to make it large”

January 16, 2021 genesis

Make your parents proud. There are many ambitions of them which they dropped in order to complete yours. Now its your responsibility to make them happy and proud since its not the time that they can complete their dreams. But you can do stuffs to make them happy and feel loved. Every heart needs to be loved, pampered its your time to give love.

January 16, 2021 genesis

You and only you are responsible for what you are. You should give respect to yourself. If anyone ever tries to cross line, you have to shift him to the appropriate side. Never compromise with your self esteem else its a human behaviour of taking things for granted. Make choices by your own on what you feel. Let you be responsible for every circumstances you face in your life. Its only going to make you. You will be learning from your mistakes.

January 16, 2021 genesis

What you get, its your responsibility to give that back to society. You are skilled because there were enough resources available.

January 16, 2021 nico

My most priority is to live a life aligned to my personal values and to spend my time doing activities that reflect them.

That means there might be several things I spend my time on each day, week or month but they all fit in to that criteria.

My other priorities include being grateful every day, focusing on my own health and wellbeing and making sure I get a good night’s sleep.

I made the mistake a long time ago of focusing all my attention and energy on materialistic goals so my priorities were around how much income I needed to make etc. That was a mistake because despite achieving the targets I didn’t feel particularly happy.

January 16, 2021 edward

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