Before you start to determine your priorities;
It is not how hard you work; it is how smart you work.
So start making decisions that will affect your destiny. Decision-making is an inescapable task in life and can never be avoided. It has been said that if you do not make decisions then decisions will make you. Professor William James, of philosophy, psychology, and anatomy at Harvard University, said, “the greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
Make quality decisions that will produce positive results, below are some guidelines that will help:
- Prepare yourself with your priorities in mind.
- Have a systematic approach to your priorities.
- Focus on the important decisions.
- Watch out for the tyranny of the urgent.
- Avoid stress made decisions.
- Do not become a victim of analysis paralysis.
- Base decisions on facts – inner conviction.
- ¬Do not be afraid of making wrong decisions.
- Learn from your mistakes.
- Be creative in making decisions.
- Make the decision and move on from it.
Below is our recommended order of priorities.
- Your relationship with God.
2. GET PASSIONATE FOR GOD. BE MORE PASSIONATE FOR GOD THAN ANY OTHER THING IN YOUR LIFE.
3. Your relationship with your partner. Be faithful in your actions, speech and your thoughts.
4. Your relationship with your children. Leave a legacy to your children and to your children’s children.
5. Your relationship with your vocation. Work your work, so that God can be seen in what you do.
6. Your relationship with your social activities. Be a lighthouse to all around you and lead by example.
7. Your relationship with your ministry or the work that you do for God. You are called and anointed by God to be a river of living water to a dry and thirsty land.
8. Your relationship with your church. Do not forsake the gathering of the saints.
9 . Your relationship with your community. Bring God into your community and pray for your city.
10. Your relationship as a patriot to your country. Pray for your leaders in Government.
(notes taken from teaching of Motivation Unlimited. By: Mark Visser)