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.
In all planning you make a list and you set priorities.
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.
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.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
The most important thing in life..
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.
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.
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
To change your LIFE
you need to change your PRIORITIES.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What does it matter how much we do if what we're doing isn't what matters most?
If you don't have time, the truth is, you don't have priorities. Think harder; don't work harder.
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
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