How easy is it for us to get knocked off our priorities?
I find I am always on this little circle of cycles when it comes to staying on task and true to my goals and plans. Summer hits and I tend to lose entire focus on my goals and allow the summer carefree energy to take me for a stroll in nature...... for Five weeks! Damn them Faries!
How hard is it to get back on track?
Sometimes I have to admit when I need help getting back to my priorities. Mentors have always been great in my past with quick re tracking. Having a program like Jenny Craig, for which I am on right now, helps get things into perspective for those wanting to feel better quickly. To much summer sun and not enough eating properly.
Priorities. I am again on this path of redefining my priorities. This I am learning is surely an ongoing assignment as life shifts and changes beneath you. I am coming back to my center and am seeing that my priorities are shifting again as well.
How do you know what a priority even is really? Is it the same as a responsibility? Like my kid is my responsibility so therefor, a priority as well, but whats if my kid is older and takes care of herself is she still therefor a priority? Still a responsibility but any longer the priority?
I am redefining what it looks like for me through my feelings to be on task with my priorities more then my responsibility's. Like take for instance my love of my Jeep.... I am a jeep owner by the way and truly it hasn't been a lifetime enthusiast thing, nope this puppy popped up on me and i fell in love with all things jeep and wheeling... but this hobby is expensive stuff. I got an extra job serving just to pay for my love of the jeep.
So aside for taking care of my kid, it is also high priority to keep the love of my life in it as well so that means making good money to support my Jeep habit.
These are the beginnings of my priorities. The Jeep, My Kid, so therefore My serving Job and my care taking position rise up before any personal business of mine.
When I decided to go back to work so I could raise the funds needed to launch my business I knew there was a potential to get lost in that world again. Been there, done that, its super comfortable easy to get kinda lost......you know the kinda thing, right?. But here I am pushing forward, not by choice but by forced running from the wolves.
I got comfortable and I lost sight of my priorities. Even deeper then the Jeep is my desire to own my own business. This is what I bought the Jeep for in the first place, I just had no idea how much more it would give me. So that was the first shift in priorities.
But now that I am working, more and more money keeps coming to me as this is the law of attraction... everything just keeps growing. So now I can afford to put myself back through school and get my Bachelors in Commerce and do my business up the right way.
So now my vision has broadened.
I am responsible to hold on to that jeep and my kid. Both my responsibility's fold into my priorities of keeping my serving job and my care taking job. So going to school cannot take away from those two or my foundation gets shaky again. This is why i come here today is to lay out a foundation of priorities to rise up as many steps as we can.
To fix my jeep and invest good money there increases my happiness factor and thus my energy. It really boils down to having enough energy in the day. This is why I started jenny Craig again, I need personal energy to get my brain in top form and the rest of my bodies muscles as well. So the investment into jenny food is Priority for at least three months. These are steps I must take so my priorities have to be these two for the next month or so.
Moving beyond, school is next priority but it might not happen as quick as i had hoped but this buys me time to really look into all my paths and choices with my new understanding of my finances. So time spent on this website and online looking into different avenues to increased knowledge in all business related fields. That makes my business Fun again! It sucked trying to get customers when you have limited resources. So now I am getting resources!!
And My Kitty.
He is pretty epic at keeping me grounded and deeply rooted in Love. Where I once thought I needed a romantic partner to keep me grounded I am now seeing I was wrong and truly you need to be really grounded to actually achieve the right partner anyways. So yay kitty priority number three.... which is what will keep me home to work on my business because let me tell you, even though i love it and its my biggest passion, it for sure is the one that takes the most work to keep going. (aha life lesson moment for me. probably why i am still single)
So breaking down priorities and why they are important to you is the best way to deal with shifting foundations. And truly shifting foundations are the only way one can get ahead and stay moving froward, with little risk of getting hung up again and having to go back to square one to get moving again. Rest, but keep moving.
Speaking of rest, I shall break up this duty with some tidying of my apartment, funny this was my rest moment. Means its a good day!
Take care my Friend.