#1370 - priorities
Sometimes my priorities get a bit scrambled. I noticed it because if I look at how I spend my time, it feels like things are upside down. I spend most of my time on things I consider unimportant, while the ones I believe the most important keep getting postponed.
When that happens, doubts creep in.
Are those things truly significant if I can't make the time to do them? Or am I just trying to convince myself? And if they are so important, what is wrong with me?
In the end, actions and results are the measures of our commitments and priorities. As Jim Dethmer says in The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, "Commitment is a statement of what is. From our perspective, you can know your commitments by your results, not by what you say your commitments are. We are all committed. We are all producing results. Conscious leaders own their commitments by owning their results."
When things get scrambled, it becomes even harder to clarify my priorities. So, I'm kind of stuck in a downward spiral.
Looking into this mess with a friend, I realize that sometimes I lose my centre, my connection with my vision. When that happens, I become more reactive, and urgency becomes the primary driver of my priorities.
Urgencies are driven mainly by outside forces, while importance is subjective; it comes from within.
I'm writing this post to remind myself that I must protect the space for important things from the pressing force of the urgent ones. And my way of doing so is by building habits.