#31: Priorities

A priority is a thing that is regarded more important than another. So are you living your life in alignment with your own priorities?

In this episode we discuss the importance of really looking at what is important to you in your own life and the questions to ask yourself in order to start your "do over" today.


  • Treat the minutes you have each day as if they were dollars.
  • Steven Covey: "Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."
  • A little planning goes a long way to spend more time on what's important rather than what's urgent.
  • "Having our priorities in order will help us make those decisions in a way that is most in alignment with how we want to live and how we want to show up in the world."
  • "Having priorities helps us identify the things that are truly needed in our life versus what someone else thinks is important."
  • "If our goals are specific results that we want to achieve in our lives, then priorities are the things that we need that help to say yes or no in order to reach our goals."
  • Alexander den Heijer: "You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you."
  • We don't actually HAVE to do anything. We have free agency.
  • Priorities in life change, but the goal is to be spending enough time on the priorities that matter to you now.
  • Common priorities include: work, family, health, home, relationships, friendships, hobbies, recreation/fun, self-care, personal growth, sports, spirituality, religion, money, volunteering, etc.
  • Questions to ask from Brooke Castillo at The Life Coach School:
    • If you had 6 months to live, how would you live it?
    • If you have 5 years to live, would you make any changes from how you're living now?
    • When you're 100 years old, looking back, what will you regret most NOT doing? Are you willing to live with that regret?
    • The beautiful part of doing this exercise is that you can start your do over now.


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