It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 19, Book 20


Before you begin work, always ask yourself; is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities, or in the bottom 80 percent 

Brian Tracy

January 19th - set your priorities


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most important things in my life are my faith, family and friends.  And when I take those things into consideration first, everything else seems to flow smoothly.

Work is a huge part of our lives so how we balance that with other aspects to create a truly fulfilling life should be a priority. It is important to to focus on what is important.first.  

Where would we without our family  Its through them that we have the strength and will to do the things we do.  We are always there for each other, no matter how choatic work gets 

The foundation of family is often a person's parents, brothers sisters and grandparents, aunts uncles and cousins. but families often take many shapes.  The key is to any family you know , even when you have differences , you can always count on them to be there.

Friends are the family you choose.  They fill in the gaps to make that family complete.  My friends are a part of me and heve helped to make me who I am today.  We  keep in touch and we relate with each other over conversation and get together for outings and trips.

Faith is a very personal part of anyones life and it can be an important part to keeping your balance.  My faith has helped me through rough times and sustained me in good times.  It has enhanced  areas of my life by providing support and guidance through many situations.

All these things are simply parts of our lives and who we are.  All are parts of my life and each can strengthen the other.  Everyone has a set of values that guide their decisions, actions and thinking and when I think about it , this is mine. Ireminded that faith, family and friends are gifts from God and are the most important things in my life. 

focus

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

Steven Covey

9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What matters most is faith family and friends...

betty said...

So true to get our priorities straight, Ma; and I agree, my priorities are very similar to yours; faith, family, and friends!! Without those 3 F's, life would not be worth living!

betty

Mevely317 said...

Truth! Life doesn't have to be difficult; but oh my word. How often folks have subconsciously chosen to make it that way. Don't we all know a workaholic (or several) who claims to want the best for his/her family, but confuses income v. time. Unfortunately, that was my late father.
My family members may be few, but feel blessed to have friends who feel like family.

Chatty Crone said...

I just finished my blog for tomorrow - I wrote about priorities too! Funny -
I love the quote you used -
"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Very True.

jack69 said...
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jack69 said...

I am not easily confused! haha Want to bet? Okay My girl has me confused. Now I am straight, this is yesterday, I just cannot keep up. BUT yes family is the strength that keeps us going. I still strain to REMEMBER the one grandpa that was alive in the first3-4 years of my life, but don't know if I remember him or just pictures. BUT those GRANDMAS I remember they form lives. Women (Wives, friends and mothers)hold the world and families together.
Love you lady
Sherry & jack
(YEP I need a proofer)

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TARYTERRE said...

i love your analogy at the very beginning of your piece. it is brillant and so true if you think about it. "Before you begin work, always ask yourself; is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities, or in the bottom 80 percent."