Power of Words Series: Priority
Priority is defined as something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives, the things that someone cares about and thinks are more important than something or someone else and therefore coming or being dealt with first.
In our pursuit of our purpose and destiny we have many things in our lives that compete for our attention on a daily basis. It is imperative to gain control over all of the things that we give our attention to in any given day. In order to be productive to reach our goals in pursuit of our purpose and destiny we must establish a system that helps us to Maximize Every Moment Everyday (M.E.M.E.)! Overall, we must establish a plan for our lives that includes order, Priority, and sequence to enhance our ability to manage our lives according to our vision. The written plan should include: order, in terms of categorizing, Priority, based on level of importance and urgency, and sequence, regarding phases for overall completion.
John Maxwell, has helped to shift my entire paradigm from Time Management to Priority Management. He states, “Time Management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” We all have the same amount of time in any given day, regardless of your current condition or position in life, from the lower, middle, upper-class to the elite billionaires of the world, we all get the same 24 hours. It is what we do with that time, that will have the greatest impact on our lives in reaching our goals for business and for life.
If you find yourself “RUNNING OUT OF TIME” each day and not meeting your goals that you set out to reach for that day, you must step back and take a look at that day. You must reassess what alternative did you choose that outweighed (in terms of importance) the tasks you set out to complete for the day. What did you make a Priority over achieving your goals (barring all family and health emergencies)?
Here is a list of questions that you can use to help you in your assessment:
- How important is it to me that I fulfill my purpose and destiny?
- Am I intentionally pursuing my purpose and destiny with intensity and tenacity?
- Do I have a clear schedule in place that everyone involved in my daily life is aware of and supportive of?
- Do I have a strategic plan in place for my business and/or life goals? (Remember: Priorities are easy to identify when you have a plan that includes, goals, objectives, tasks and dates of completion.)
- How do I need to reorganize my life to Maximize Every Moment Everyday (M.E.M.E.)?
You may say, “Well Dr. J., you don’t know what is on my plate.” And I will say well let’s check your plate to see how much on there helps to propel you towards fulfilling your purpose and destiny. It’s time to do a PLATE CHECK! Successful Priority management requires sacrifice! There are times in life that leisurely activities must be limited, inclusive of, but not limited to: television, hanging out with friends, retail therapy, or even curling up with your favorite novel, etc. While I am not here to be a taskmaster, I am here to motivate you to Prioritize and “Master Your Tasks”!
Make your Purpose a Priority! Let’s Tap Into the Power of these words to Power Up and Soar Beyond the Limits! I want to encourage you to post these words where you can see them daily as reminders. We would love to hear about the systems you have put into place that have helped you set priorities and reach your goals. Please share in the comment section below. If you would like to share in a vlog or FB Live interview, please let me know. Please help me to encourage others, your testimony is needed to help encourage and propel and inspire someone else to Aspire Higher and Soar Beyond the Limits in business and life to live the Abundant Life!
Soaring Beyond Limits,
Dr. Tylisha Johnson
Abundant Life Strategist
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