Priorities

PrioritiesTime is a funny thing.  No matter what we do, it always keeps on ticking.  How many times have you wished for more hours in the day?  How often do you get to the end of the day and think, gosh I still have SO MUCH to do.

Priorities are also funny.  Because they shift.  How many times did you wake up saying I NEED to get the lawn mowed….but then your baby was awake and needed tending too, a snack needed to be made, a run with the wife and kid needed to take place, a hair appointment had to be fulfilled, a pair of swim diapers and 6 mo. swim trunks needed to be bought, more play time needed to be had, dinner needed to be cooked, baby needed to be put to sleep.  Oh yeah, now you’re exhausted.  Well, that was MY day today.  And here I am writing a blog post….why?  Well, because I MISSED one on Friday.

Why did I miss one on Friday?  Well, it was the second day of my business’ merger AND my wife’s birthday.  Sorry, Examine the Glass…you just dropped on my priority list.  So, here you go, a last-minute Labor Day weekend post about priorities.

Something I do at work is every morning, I assess what I need to get done for my job.  I type it out in my Outlook task manager and prioritize it.  At the end of the day, I see what is left and make those #1 priorities for the next day.  You would think this would be easy to translate over into real life.  Well, it isn’t.  I’ll be the first to tell you (followed closely by my wife who will confirm!) that I am not the greatest prioritizing person.  I try, but I don’t always succeed.  I recognize this as a fault and am trying to improve on it.

That’s what self-improvement is all about.  And if you read this blog, maybe you’re looking for a little advice in how to improve your own priorities.  This all comes back around to finding out what is really important to you and what you need to do in order to advance your station to where you want to be.

So, where do you want to be?  I’ll tell you where I want to be.  I want to be about 25 pounds lighter than I am.  So, guess what I just did?  I joined a Facebook friends’ Biggest Loser competition.  Done and done.  Now I will be kept accountable to something that I have tried and failed to do in the past.

I took the step, are you ready to take yours?

 

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