Apr 18, 2012
A to Z - Priorities
A few years ago, a religious leader in my faith talked about good, better, best and our decisions. Let's face it, lots of us can make the decision between what is good and bad when it comes to dividing up our time - watch Scrubs reruns that I can probably quote with voice fluctuations or revise a chapter - revision wins.
Spend time learning about agents, revise the chapter, write the blog post, visit some new blogs, jump over for a chat on a topic I want to learn more about....um...can I phone a friend?
Now, the land of writing probably doesn't lend itself to delegating like shown in this diagram, but I really like the idea. While it may be really good for me to research some agents, it's not going to do me much good if I don't have a manuscript finished to share. And I normally write my blog posts to appear MWF, which I can often do watching Scrubs if all the other things that are more important are done.
For dreams to be met, they have to continually climb our priorities list. Sure, one time of making the best decision is a small moral victory over the procrastination dragon, but it's merely a flesh wound - not a defeat. It is going to require daily and persistent effort to conquer that immortal jerk, but I know it is a task we can accomplish.
What do you do to keep your priorities in line?