Priorities, Are You Focused On Yours?

I know, I know.. I said in an earlier post I would write about personal mission statements. Trust me, that’s coming soon.

I wanted to talk about priorities though since we are at the beginning of the year still and what my priorities are. Hopefully, you can follow this post and set up your own priorities and also your own core values from my earlier post.

 

Picking Priorities

Priorities are a little bit harder to explain. They are not like values which can be easily picked from a global list.

Priorities are what’s defined by you and important to you.

I like to base mine on taking a 10,000 foot view of my overall life and deciding, “What’s Extremely Important To Me”.  It could be a big project that spans years, a goal, an area of life, etc.

I also like to pick my priorities so they can be changed within a year or even sometimes within a month or 3 months.

The reason I like setting them up this way is that I can pivot and focus on different areas of my like as needed.

 

My Priorities For 2015

I decided to focus my priorities this year on areas I neglected in the past. As someone always focused on business and my career, that left a lot on the table that I had neglected.

1. Family

This one is rather hard to talk about. No one wants to admit they have done less than they should for people they care about.

The truth is that when you focus on one area of your life, other things by nature get less focus and attention. One of those things was my family life.

People I deeply cared about passed away  before I got to spend meaningful time with them, my children are reaching pre-teen age and one is almost ready to drive. Time is slipping away and the memories you can make and the time you can share with each other are drifting past.

I want to teach them lessons and have good times with them before they are distracted with the world as young adults.

2. Charity & Faith

I’ve always been a Christian, but I can’t say I have been a very good one.

Not only do I want to spend more time within my faith, but my faith lends its hand into charity as well.

I am putting focus this year in sponsoring a child in need overseas monthly as well as seeking other areas to be charitable with here at home while getting closer to my faith.

3. Building Net Worth

I have focused a lot of my life in the areas of “income” and “revenue”.  These concepts are different than Net Worth though.

While I have a great income personally and I generate good revenue in my business, I want to focus on Net Worth and building up assets in my life as I get closer to 40 years of age.

The idea of  Net Worth and assets to me means that I am generating money while not  having to be present or trade my time away for it. By focusing on this as a priority, I can free up my time for my Family, Charity, and Faith.

 

Your Priorities For 2015

Have you actively thought about your priorities for the year?

I made mine very high level for a reason. I want my Core Values and my Priorities to shape my life and my goals. Doing this ensures I am always focusing on the things I want and making the right choices without regret when I do make them.

It ensures that I live my Dream Life and I live the way I want to live.

 

Conclusion

I urge you to think about 3 priorities for this year that are important to you. They can be as broad or narrow as you want to make them.

Defining what’s important to you and prioritizing those things will help you define your life for 2015 and ensure you are on the right path to your dream life.

In the comments below, let me know what your priorities will be in 2015.

Hi! I'm Jason Brown and I’m a 36 year old digital marketing intrapreneur living in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. I've been involved with the Internet since 1996 and have personally made millions online with my creative marketing tactics and persistence. I blog about marketing, money, and motivation. Thanks for stopping by!

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