To get ahead much faster in life we need to learn how to prioritise our daily actions.
Are you doing the important things first? Are you prioritising your to-do list in the order of most importance? What I mean is what is of most importance is that what tasks when completed will lead you closer to your goals and outcome you desire in life. I see too many people doing the wrong thing on a daily basis and don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do the wrong thing too but at least when I realise it’s not as important, I stop and then prioritise and do what I need to do.
“To change your life, you need to change your priorities.”
A lot of the time we’re doing what we want to do, not what we need to do. The reason for this is because what we usually need to do like to get to our goals and to work towards the life we want to live. Those tasks are usually a bit more difficult. They require more attention, more work, more focus and because it’s harder, we tend to put it off for something that’s much easier to do.
Imagine having to cold call 10 people to make a sale. That’s really all it is to make money that day. And then you end up reading a book, thinking hey I’m still being productive. You decide to learn something new, thinking yes at least I’m improving my skills. You do everything but make 10 calls to people, which might have resulted in some sales that would have progressed you towards your goals, and earned that well deserved promotion you’ve been working towards.
Hey I’m all for progress. I’m all for learning new things. I’m all for growth. All these things help you become a better person of course. But what I’m saying have you done today, what you needed to really do to work towards your future. Are you doing what’s most necessarily to help get you towards your future?
If you want to get ahead to where it is you want to go the fastest, which route would you take? Straight right? But the straight path might be the slowest path, the hardest path but hey, it’ll get you there. All the other paths will just be creating a false impressing of you going somewhere but end up going nowhere.
If someone says they’re too busy for you, it’s because you’re not high in their priorities. It means you’re not as important to them as whatever it is they’re doing. Remember those times when you’re in a new relationship, you had all the time in the world for them. You thought about them all the time, and no matter how busy life was, you always had time to see them and to talk to them. It’s because it was a priority, it was important and being in a new relationship if you didn’t make them a priority and important, if you didn’t give them your time, then I’m safe to say it’s time you found a new partner.
We need to treat our goals and future with this much importance. We need to make sure we set time aside to what whatever it is we need to do to get ahead. We need to focus more on it, work on it and most of all give it time daily. Maybe it’s something people forget, because we get so caught up with the busyness of life that we forget what’s important to us. We forget that we need to take care of our future like we take of our new lover.
What’s one thing you can do daily that will lead you towards your future goals? Make sure you make it a priority, make sure you set some time aside to do this one task, because the longer you put it off, the longer it will take for you to get to live the life you really want to live.
My main 1 task to do everyday is ___________________________________