The Truth About What Really Matters to You

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Action expresses priorities.
~Mahatma Gandhi Consciously or not, we are constantly making decisions throughout the day about how we will invest our time.
In fact everything you are doing now is something you have chosen to do as a result of your priorities - even if those decisions were made by default.
It's a condition of human nature that we all wish for more time, but the truth is, if you haven't taken the time to read that book, start that exercise program or work on your goals, there's one simple reason for it - you didn't feel it was important enough to make it a in your life.
No one is suggesting that it's possible to do everything, and I'm as guilty as the next Type A personality when it comes to overloading my daily "to-do" list.
The real question isn't how many tasks can you manage to get done in a day, it's how truthful are you being with yourself about the value of what you're doing and how it relates to what really matters to you.
People love to talk about the things they're going to do but often fail to take the actions to realize those goals.
If you spend 40 hours a week at work, then that says you value having a job.
(You may or may not "like" that job, but you value having it.
) On the other hand, if your vacation goal is to spend 3 weeks in Europe this fall, but it's already early summer and you have yet to begin researching travel options, set dates or submitted a vacation request to your employer, that sends a pretty clear message that this is a goal that sounded good, maybe even great, but really isn't that important in the big scheme of things.
Time is the currency that shows what you value; if you're not giving something "time," it is because you don't value it.
It really is that plain and simple.
Please, don't say you don't have enough time.
You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
~Life's Little Instruction Book
You Do What You Choose to Do When it comes to achieving goals (or resolutions), very often inaction is chalked up to being too busy.
After all, who wants to admit that busy work such as daily chores, television, shopping, house, car or internet surfing is more important than advancing their career, going back to school for that degree, or starting the business they've been talking about for the past 10 years? Nobody, because that level of honestly may well be sending a clear message that the things we have been doing all along are really more important to us than all those juicy, impressive sounding items on our dream list.
Time to Give Yourself Permission to Take Back Today Please understand, this discovery can actually be a good thing.
In fact, if you find this to be your own truth, then it's time to stop carrying around a load of guilt about not achieving your goals, and fooling yourself with dreams you don't really want.
Now is the time to either do the work to define new, meaningful goals that reflect the truth about what really matters to you ...
or start finding the joy in what you're already spending your precious time on.
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