Feb 19: Your Priorities

Welcome back.

It's Monday and if you're here, I'm assuming that's cause you care about your life and where you end up.

As we touched on on Friday, understanding your priorities is the most important part of creating a flow and life you care about.

Without that understanding, you leave yourself at the whim of whatever comes your way, constantly ebbing and flowing between the demands of society, people around you, or your own (sometimes destructive) impulses – none of which leave you with a good chance of getting where you want to go.

Seriously, think about this – if you don't define what it is you want in life, there's a pretty damn good chance you won't get where you want to go.

Let that sink in.

Now, knowing that, I got one simple task for you this morning.

Define what your top three to five priorities are right now.

Don't just bounce them around in your head.

Write them down on paper.

Look at them. Read them. See if they feel right to you.

Is that actually what you want or just what you think you want?

Play with them until you have a concrete list you actually care about.

Then own the fact that you care about them, want to focus on them, and need to create space for them.

Take that piece of paper and tape it to your mirror. Put it somewhere you will see every damn day.

Anything else is simply robbing yourself of a reminder of what matters to you.

Do that first.

We'll dive into everything else later.

PS. Your willingness to commit to writing down your priorities is a direct reflection of how willing you are to define what matters to you in your life. Period.

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