The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. (Stephen Covey)
It’s easy to stay busy, but fail to make progress.
Failure can be its own busy-maker. We can get hung up on “I must do this” or “I must do that” and end up circling around the same old problem… for years.
In The DEEP, we look at our deepest desires… and we hone it down to the deepest one of all — the one desire all else radiates from.
It’s there… but it’s usually in last place.
We’ll get to it “some day.”
Steven Covey illustrated the Priority Principle by filling a jug with sand, rocks of varying sizes, and water. He proved the importance of “putting the big rocks in first.”
Let’s consider our own schedules today, but not at what we plan to do. Let’s look at what actually gets done.
Did the ‘big rocks’ get left behind?
Most of us want the same things in life: good relationships with others, financial peace of mind, meaning in life, and health to enjoy it all.
There are simple things we can do to secure those things. It’s not complicated.
But it can be really, really tough to stay on track.
Today is the day we can make sure the necessities aren’t overlooked. We can eat for strength, move our bodies, and be a friend to someone in need. We can use money and love people… not the other way around.
But today is the only day we can live our priorities.