Life is challenging and full of competing priorities.
From family to work, your health and mental well-being, politics and spirituality. The list is infinite and differs for each one of us based on the unique and special world in which we all live. No two people are alike and therefore no one’s priorities should be the same. We all have our own road to navigate and must make the best of the drive regardless of how straight or windy your road may be.
With that in mind, how then does one prioritize life with things that matter?
Although seemingly daunting at face value, the answer is actually quite simple when you strip out all the noise and focus in on the things that matter to you. Here’s a snapshot of how I prioritize my life:
- My personal health and spiritual well-being
- My relationship with my wife
- My relationship with family and friends
- Work and side-hustle opportunities
- Extra-curricular activities
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list by any means, nor do I intend it to be your blueprint for others personal success. Instead, it’s a tried and true framework that has worked for me over the years and continues to get improve over time and with new experiences.
When coming up with your list of priorities, ensure you take adequate time to truly dig into your own life to truly understand what is important to you. Your list may be longer or shorter than the example listed above, but it should be YOUR list at the end of the day. Priorities should come naturally through deep introspection and should ultimately allow you the ability to carefully navigate your own path as life unfolds around you. One pro-tip, don’t get suckered into other people’s priorities in exchange for your own. It’s great to help one another, but you’ll never be good for others unless you take care of yourself first.