virgin islands scene

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
-- Bernice Johnson Reagon
 

 

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Setting priorities

Many times today life will ask you what’s important to you. And each time you will answer, not with words but with actions.

In each moment of this day, life will ask about your priorities. And with the choices you make, the big one and the small ones, your answer will be clear.

The real, driving purpose behind your life is expressed not by flowery words or lofty intentions. Rather, that purpose is most accurately expressed by what you actually do with your life.

You can think and dream and speculate about what might and what might not hold real meaning for you. Yet the truth of who you are will be unmistakably shown by the choices of what you do.

Look around at the life you’ve created for yourself, and you’ll clearly see your true priorities. If you wish to adjust those priorities, you can reliably do so by adjusting the actions that support them.

By the way you choose to give your time, attention and effort, you are setting your priorities, and those priorities will greatly influence the way your life proceeds. So choose to set them as high as you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

previousSeeds of thought       Higher vantage pointnext

Copyright ©2006 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.