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.
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.
Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.
Your action expresses 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.
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.
Decide what your priorities are and how much time you'll spend on them. If you don't, someone else will.
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
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.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
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.
To change your LIFE
you need to change your PRIORITIES.
Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
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.
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly. Ultimately you can see those as gifts.
Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you.
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