We all choose things every day. We can choose what matters to us. We can act on those things that we choose. What we choose depends on what we have decided is important.
In the moment, it's not always easy to choose what is really important. We can get caught up in what seems most urgent at the time, and that may not always be the most important to us. But, we all know that it's easy to do that.
To choose what is the most important no matter what is vying for our attention requires that we be intentional. We have to intentionally choose what is most important, rather than go with what is most urgent.
It's not easy, but it is the best way to live. When we choose the most important, we live a life with no regrets.
In that moment at work when someone else comes to my office door, how will I respond? If I've decided that people are the most important, then that person at the door should get my attention. But, sometimes they come when I have other deadlines or things I want to get done. I can get caught up in the task I need to get done that seems more urgent. Or I can choose to give the person at my office door some time and listen, because I've chosen to make people the most important. The second choice is an intentional one.
How are you doing at choosing what is most important? Have you decided what is most important in your life?
Joining in with Five Minute Friday again. This week the word is "choose."