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Why Priorities Matter In Order To Achieve True Success

Why Priorities Matter In Order To Achieve True Success

Each person living on the earth is blessed with 24 hours in a day. However, while there are a lot of activities to do, it is only the 24 hours we get to perform these activities. Most of the times, we feel the time we have got is so less as compared to things we aspire to do. Especially, when a student is preparing for his examination, he wishes he had a lot more time to do the preparations. We all are short of time and thus it is imperative that we build priorities for work in our lives. Priorities mean the importance and time given to each work you do. A very important job will be given the highest priority, and something that does not have huge effect emotionally or physically are given the lowest priorities. Thus framing priorities mean to list down things as per their value.

Importance Of Priorities

Prioritising is important because we lack time. If one does not set priorities, it is quite possible that you might lose something that was of real value. Thus, setting priorities is highly imperative in order to get things go on smoothly in life. Sometimes, there are two different options for work at a particular point in time. You just cannot perform two activities at a single point in time. Here is where one has to set priorities to carry out the activity that is more important. While you have to choose from two different options, it is your priorities that help you determine your action.

Sometimes situations in life get worse. You have to choose among two very important options. Sometimes it’s a choice between your work and your person lives. The next time it may be between your career and your hobby. There are hundreds of possibilities. But if you have prioritised things well, it will be easier to make a choice among them.

How Your Priorities Determine Your Success

A successful business requires you to care about your enterprise. Leadership needs caring for people. On the same verge, entrepreneurship is all about caring for flexibility and creativity talks about innovation. While you want to be successful and gain confidence, leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity and flexibility, it is crucial to prioritize them. Here are some of the things you should care about while making your priorities:

Consider the behaviours you possess with others. This is because it is these people you might have to face later on.Your priorities should contribute to your personal growth. The time you invest in doing something shouldn’t go waste. It should be something that helps you in your success. Your growth is an enormous contribution to your victory. Hence you priorities determine your growth.

Be Clear About Your Goals

Your goals will determine your priorities. This is because you choose to do what helps you reach your goals. Work hard on yourself rather than on anything else. Success is yours, and it is only you who has to work to achieve it.

Consider The Facts That Scare You

Fear is one of the major factors that stops you from achieving the targeted goals. Thus these facts are to be considered while prioritising your work so that you work well in these terms and get beyond your fear. You might list an activity lowest in your priority if you are scared of it. But that’s wrong way of building your priorities. Take your fear as a challenge and go for it.

Time Is Crucial

The time you have got will never come again. Thus, use every second very smartly. Consider the amount of time you are equipped with along with the tasks you have to do. Try to save time and work on the most important factor during the shortage of time. Time is the most valuable asset.

Do Your Best

When it is about having many opportunities at once, we usually tend to complete one work faster to make time for the next. We might use shortcuts, or work inefficiently in favour of jumping to the next opportunity. But this is, however, not the correct way. Your priority should consider doing your best in what you do. Only when you perform best in anything you will move towards success.

Final Word

Success being such a comprehensive term, it is crucial to keep the above facts in mind while prioritizing your activities. Each person has his own desires. All personages have contrary aspirations. Your priorities differ as per your end goals. Thus, find a perfect way to achieve success by having priorities and working hard. No one can make you lose unless you term yourself a loser. Good luck!


[This post by Abhishek Shah first appeared on Thugstart and has been reproduced with permission.]

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Abhishek Shah

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Abhishek Shah is an Internet Entrepreneur, Senior Advisor and CXO - level Business, Operations and Sales focussed executive. He has held founding, investments and senior leadership roles at various digitally focussed startups (such as DigiLands, PivotRoots, FlyZoo, Rate-it, RingSocial, ShopDelight etc.) and large organizations (such as Edelweiss, HSBC, ABN Amro & ICICI Bank) with cross-functional experience in Private Wealth, Commercial Banking & Retail Banking across both Assets & Liabilities. He is also the co-founder of ThugStart.com, a website dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurship and startups. Abhishek also serves as a speaker/mentor & advisor to various startups entrepreneurs/organisations.

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