“It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the chaos, responsibilities, and goals of life. Once overwhelmed, it’s tempting to forget about and postpone that which is most near and dear to your heart. I’ve found that it’s helpful to keep asking myself, “What’s really important?”
As part of my early morning routine, I take a few seconds to ask myself this question. Reminding myself of what’s really important helps me keep my priorities straight. It reminds me that, despite my multitude of responsibilities, I have a choice of what is most important in my life and where I put my greatest amount of energy – being available for my wife and children, writing, practicing my inner work, and so forth. (…)
If you regularly take a minute and check in with yourself, to ask yourself, “What’s really important?” you may find that some of the choices you are making are in conflict with your own stated goals. This strategy can help you align your actions with your goals and encourage you to make more conscious, loving decisions.” (1)
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(1) p.233-234 Don’t sweat the small stuff… and it’s all small stuff – simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life Richard Carlson