Gyms and Fitness Clubs

Know What's Important and Act on It


It is my hope that after reading the four steps I've outlined about identifying your priorities, you'll be able to uncover the activities that are important to you and learn how to make them part of your daily routine.

Once you've written down your list of priorities, take time to think and place each of them in order of importance.

More often than not, people have too many priorities and it can be paralyzing. You know, the "to-do" lists that require more hours to accomplish than we have in a day. Earlier I told you that most adults have six to 12 priorities. Don't worry if you are one of them. Sit down, look at your list of priorities, reflect on them and determine which ones mean the most to you.

I need to warn you, however. Just when you think you are set and living your priorities in the right order, they change. Yes, that's right. Priorities will change depending on what stage of life you're in. Getting married, raising children or moving to a different location all play a role. H. Ross Perot said, "Anything that is excellent or praiseworthy stands moment-by-moment on the cutting edge and must be constantly fought for." If change occurs, don't worry about it. Just make changes to your list based on your life stage. Plan on doing this each year. Over time you will find that some of the priorities on your list will always remain the same. Those may be family, friends, spirituality, and hopefully exercise.