How to prioritize your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
Most people do not live according to their priorities.
They say one thing, but their actions and habits are incongruent. Learn to clearly identify your top priorities and then set up your goals, schedules, actions and habits to actually do what you know.
Feed Your Spirit
You and I need to have our priorities straight, though it can be so frustrating sometimes because we know what we should do but we struggle a lot in doing it. As I am coaching and mentoring I find that people do not do what they know they should, therefore, here is a great lesson that helped in solidifying things for me.
No Bible No Breakfast
It was just after Rachel and I were married and we went out to visit my mom’s cousin –I have never met him before–. We knew that he lived in a beautiful mountain town just outside of Sun Valley Idaho. So we went there and stayed for sometime and I have the habit of getting up early in the morning to read scripture and great books.
So I got up at 5:30; it was cold winter time, I went down and set on fire and he was already down there reading his bible! Then I asked him how long he has been doing this great habit and said that he was doing it for years and years. I asked him again how he actually can discipline himself to do that though it is very hard? And he said, –well, I know that it is as important as to spirit and nourish my mind as it is my body! And I made a commitment with god, no bible no breakfast–.
I found that this was really awesome! Because reading the bible and nourishing his spirit was at the top of his priorities.
Put First Things First
Thus, I want to share this idea with you. You need to put first things first and you need to DISCIPLINE yourself. My cousin refused to feed his body until he first fed his soul, therefore, I want to challenge you to do the same thing. Set up a system, a rule, a commitment or anything that works for you well and that helps you to put your priorities first. Where the things that matter most, get done.
We should not be going through life and struggling for years and years doing things just like that. Instead, we need to be doing the things we know we should be doing.
So come up with your own little commitment and make sure every day to do the things that are most important.