How to Prioritize Your Life
Do you have so many goals, you’ve not sure which one to tackle first? Are you feeling confused or overwhelmed because you have all these amazing goals, but there’s only so much time in a day, and you’re not sure how to reach them all or what to do first?
Here is a tip I’ve been using for years: Pick ONE main goal to focus on.
You can choose 2 more side goals - but no more than 2!
For example, a lot of my clients have one main business goal (like making 20k months) and then one health/fitness goal, and one personal goal. That's it!
I meet people all the time who have a ton of amazing goals. That's great! But the key to making progress toward your goals is to focus on ONE at a time.
Plus, jumping around between too many goals can be a way of procrastinating for some people, and putting off the goal they truly care about.
Right now, I am temporarily putting aside my martial arts goals for the next few months. This will allow me to focus on my main goal right now of getting my Mexican residency.
Once I get my residency, THEN I can go back to my martial arts goal - it will still be there!
Once you zoom out a bit and look at the long term vision of your life, these things can become more clear.
Working toward my martial arts goal = getting knocked down a lot!
My martial arts gym isn't going anywhere, and I plan to continue to train for the next 10 years at least. My Mexican residency, on the other hand, is a much more important goal at this time. The laws are always changing, so the sooner I get my residency, the better - I may not qualify anymore in a year.
On top of that, martial arts takes a LOT of time and energy for me. Even though I absolutely love it, I have to admit that it is taking up a lot of my time, and that is time that I could be spending on working toward my residency!
By having a little patience and putting aside this one goal for a few months, I can then have what you see in this picture: martial arts AND my Mexican residency!
A typical afternoon here in Mexico with my 3 favorite B's (beach, boyfriend, and beer) Can you see why I'm excited to get my residency?!
So, how do you know which goal to choose? There really is no magic secret. Just pick the goal you’re most passionate about - I bet you already know, deep in your heart, which one it is.
And let me let you in on a little secret - it’s okay if this one goal doesn’t work out! You can always decide to refocus on another goal. So you don’t have to spend tons of time and energy thinking about which goal to focus on - just get started with one, and after a while you’ll be able to see if you’re going down the right path or not. If you are, then you can keep at it - and if not, it’s totally okay to go back and choose another goal! If you still need help picking a goal, check out this article on how to choose a goal.