The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
The most important thing in life..
Action expresses priorities.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
You can get control of your tasks and activities only to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life.
Most people say their main fault is a lack of discipline. On deeper thought, I believe this is not the case. The basic problem is that their priorities have not become deeply planted in their hearts and minds.
To change your LIFE
you need to change your PRIORITIES.
Your ability to select your most important task at each moment, and then to get started on that task and to get it done both quickly and well, will probably have more of an impact on your success than any other quality or skill you can develop.
Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.
We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
Go to your checkbook and see what you spend money on. In an instant, you will know what is important to you because your money goes toward it.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
If you don't have time, the truth is, you don't have priorities. Think harder; don't work harder.
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.
It is correct to make a priority of young people, taking care that they turn out as well as possible.
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