I haven't written a post in nine days. I would like to write at least two a week. Have I failed?
It is important to take the time to think about your priorities, short and long term. Make a list, mentally or actually so that you can understand where your priorities are. However, don't keep it as a rigid list, allow it to change with the situation.
I haven't written a post in nine days. I would like to write at least two a week. Have I failed? I don't think so. I think it is a failure if a priority is missed because I couldn't be bothered, didn't remember or chose to work on a lower priority issue because another one seems too difficult.
Let me be clear, I definitely do drop the ball sometimes on personal priorities. But I am trying to improve that. I am trying to be more focused on achieving my goals methodically.
I am happy about not writing this past week because I achieved some higher priority items and I was conscious about not doing this one. That, I think, is step 1.
My priority list this past week? (Family and business are always assumed to take top positions)
- Scouting event
- Home renovations
Next week I am bumping out Scouting to the bottom and moving the rest up. I keep sailing on the list always because it reminds me of my long term goal of cruising. I should always be working towards that goal, even in the winter!
What tricks do you have for keeping your personal priority list straight? What are your top priorities? Comment below.