Prioritizing success

If there is one sentence I catch both myself and others saying it is “I don’t have the time.” Is that true? I don’t think it is, I know that for myself, it is an excuse, the real reason we don’t do things is that it isn’t a priority to us. You might say you don’t have the time to clean your room, but if someone came and offered you ten thousand dollars to do it. You would find the time to do it pretty fast. So time isn’t the issue, priority is.

 “Time isn’t the issue, priority is.”

We are all given the same amount of hours in a day, twenty-four, that’s 168 hours a week! If you sleep eight hours a night and work a full-time job you would still have 72 hours at your disposal. Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and I all have one thing in common, how much time we receive each day. So why is it that they seem to be able to do so much more than me? Why is it that they seem to have limitless time to achieve what they set out to do. Did they magically acquire an additional 24 hours a day? Probably not.
“Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and I all have one thing in common, how much time we receive each day.”
Realizing that I had the same amount of 
hours made me see that I am far from unleashing my full potential, and as I am all for personal growth I’ve been seeking out ways to prioritize for success. One of the most effective tools I found was “the priority 
matrix.”
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This figure is helpful to understand what tasks are actually adding to my life, and often times it’s the time wasters like television, that somehow becomes a priority to me. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but being aware of what you are doing to add value to your life is the first step to success. What are your priorities, and do you actually have time for them? If not, find some.

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