Priorities (And How I Can’t Get Mine In Order)

Happy Sunday! And Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing father’s out there, including my own!

People are always talking about priorities. What they need to accomplish, what other people should be trying to accomplish, and what you need to accomplish.

Why is it that we are so fixed on the idea that we always need to have everything organized and completed, or we feel like a complete failure? And it’s not to say that everyone is like this, but I am making a claim that even if people do not consciously realize it, we are constantly trying to figure out what we need to do next, and how much time we have to complete it.

It starts from childhood. We are told that we have limited time, to play, to watch TV, before the day is over. And it continues for the rest of our lives. We have to go to basketball practice, to study for our exams, to fall in love, get married, have kids, work hard, retire and finally it ends. And then the cycle passes on to those who come after you.

And if we miss one of those things? Our whole life plan is off, and it’s all over. Unless we find something else to prioritize. It’s a cycle that never ends, but each cycle is based on the individual who utilizes it, and that cycle is impacted by our environments and those who are in it.

So why can’t we just simply just sit back for a little bit and not worry about what we have to complete next? And if we manage to relax, even for a little while, what happens if we completely neglect our priorities? What happens then?

And what if all we focus on is the completion of priorities? What happens if we never have time to relax, and we become overwhelmed with all that we need to accomplish?

So many questions, so little time. Hopefully I can answer some of them in the near future and report back. That’ll be one of the next things that I plan to accomplish.

The good news is that writing this post was a priority, so I can check that off of my list. Now, it’s on to the next thing, and then the thing after that, and the thing after that….