Get your priorities straight; all else are excuses.
Does this sound harsh to you?
Sorry but it’s the truth.
Life is all about priorities!
You have to figure out what is –without any question- the most important thing in your life!
without doing this, I am not the person who I want to be
without doing this, I won’t feel good about myself
without doing this, I will lay awake during the night wondering what if I only…
So, I ask you to take the time to write down
what is an absolute must in your life,
how you want to live your life
what you want to be remembered for by your loved ones
what makes you who you are
what you absolutely want to have done in your life.
This you can do whenever you find some silence.
This can be:
At night, before you go to bed, when you write down in your journal what made you happy today, what made a difference today. Just stay a little longer in this moment of reflection and dedicate a page of your journal to ponder upon your priority.
Or it can be on holiday, when you’re in nature and you hear your own voice whispering, in the silence, what really matters most to you
Or it can be when you’re meditating.
Choose your own place of silence and listen!
Really get to the bottom of things.
Don’t just write down some generalities but be really very specific about what and why this is a priority in your life.
Priority was a word that did not exist in plural, only now we’ve created priorities –plural!
This is not a good thing because your mind will say: hey I can’t do all this, I have no time, I have to do this first….
And yes, that’s absolutely true! You have to choose! But not between priority 1 and 2 and 3 and 4,…
No, choose what is your number 1 priority!
What works for me is: I commit to 1 absolute priority on a professional level and 1 absolute priority on a personal level.
And when at a certain point, there is a conflict between those two, choose the one which will leave you with the least regret !
When you make your personal priority as important as your professional one, your life will automatically become balanced! And isn’t this what we are all looking for in our life? Balance, harmony,..
I am not telling you what YOU have to choose, all I am saying is:
Know what is your absolute top priority and live accordingly!
It’s the only way you can live a life with no regrets!
We are all making life very complicated by saying:
I have to…( really? says who?)
I must….( what if there was an accident and people had to figure it out without you; we overrate the need for our presence all the time)
I have no time….(what if you only had 1 day to live: would you choose to do this “emergency” or would you choose the thing you had no time to do)
I can’t…(yes you can, what if your life was threatened, you would be surprised of what immense forces you could muster in yourself)
I all want you to give yourself this gift in life:
find out what gives you peace of mind, what gives you a good feeling about yourself
and make room in your life to do these things!!!
We only live once, make it a good life, a life that you can be proud of, that you can look back upon with as little regrets as possible.
it’s not easy, but it’s simple
and taking the time to reflect will already make a huge change in your life!
Take it one step at a time, don’t be too harsh on yourself if you slip up. As long as you are conscious of your number 1 priority and live up to it as much as you can.
You will feel the difference in your belly between
trying your best or making excuses.
Your body doesn’t lie, just be courageous enough to listen to it.
Wishing you the silence, the inspiration, the force to be who you are deep down!
Thank you so much for letting me inspire you and for taking the time to take a deep breath, look at your life and at where you want to go.
And that’s exactly what I am going to do too for the next couple of weeks! I’ll go into nature, find silence, get inspired, get my body and mind refreshed, and focus for a few weeks exclusively on my personal priority!
See you back in September!