When we think about aligning our time and actions with our highest priorities, most of us get excited but feel lost at exactly how to shift from where we are to where we want to be. It’s easy to allow the latest fire, request, email, or minor task to distract us.
Staying true to our priorities is a conscious choice, and yet, many people claim they simply didn’t have enough time to complete their highest priorities. We all have the perfect amount of time to achieve our priorities and purpose and to honor our values – 24 hours / day.
Achieving our priorities daily requires clarity, discipline, and commitment. It is as easy as taking one “right” step today, knowing that we create our lives moment by moment in the choices we make.
Here is a simple questionnaire to give yourself.
My top 3 priorities are:
Now that I’ve identified my top three priorities, today I will spend the right amount of time on the following tasks:
Today, I commit to stop: (List something you are doing that isn’t in alignment with priorities)
Today, I commit to start: (List something new that you will do)
Today, I commit to do more of:
Today, the most important contribution I can make is: (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION!)
The cost to me of not honoring these commitments is:
The benefit to me of honoring these commitments is:
Once you complete this, you have a written, simple plan – just for today – to close the gap between “AS IS” and “DESIRED”, and you are one step closer to living a fulfilling, productive life. Choose Well!