320 Priority Quotes to Focus on What’s Important

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Priority Quotes

1. “Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee

4. “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen R. Covey

5. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami

6. “You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life.” – Matthew Quick

7. “You can’t spend his money if you’re dead.” “I’ll acquire expensive habits in the afterlife.” “There’s a difference between confidence and arrogance.” – Leigh Bardugo

8. “Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is.” – Richard P. Feynman

9. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” – Brandon Sanderson

10. “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” – Dallin H. Oaks

11. “You can’t talk about fucking in America, people say you’re dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that’s cool.” – Richard Pryor

12. “The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” – Leo Babauta

13. “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” – Walt Whitman

14. “Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time.” – Roy T. Bennett

15. “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” – Marcus Aurelius

16. “The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” – Steven Pressfield

17. “The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.” – Elisabeth Elliot

18. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.” – Dennis Lehane

19. “They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status – but rarely for your wisdom.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

20. “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.” – Ezra Taft Benson

21. “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

22. “It isn’t what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class.” – Sinclair Lewis

23. “I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” – Warren Buffett

24. “When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well.” – Shannon L. Alder

25. “The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.” – David F. Jakielo

26. “The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.” – Lloyd Alexander

27. “Good for you and be proud of yourself because you have your priorities in order. Be proud of yourself if you are responsible, reliable, persistent, and take your job and education seriously.” – Ana Monnar

28. “Giving up the obsession of sign-values and the subservient fascination of the social pyramid, allows us to set priorities in life, find out the core of our true self and appreciate being “in” the moment.” – Erik Pevernagie

29. “Each night before I go to bed, I take out a small card and write a list of the things I need to do the next day in order of their priority.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

30. “Your behavior reflects your actual purposes.” – Ronald Heifetz

31. “We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.” – andy Stanley

32. “If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life, then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been.” – Shannon Alder

33. “Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?” – Shannon L. Alder

34. “The Christian’s whole desire, at its best and highest, is that Jesus Christ be praised. It is always a wretched bastardization of our goals when we want to win glory for ourselves instead of for him.” – D.A. Carson

35. “We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom. Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.” – Peggy Noonan

36. “Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

37. “Prioritizing hurt, a reminder that the clock was ticking, that some things would be left undone.” – Lisa Genova

38. “Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order.” – Tahir Shah

39. “I haven’t got time for a love life and that’s usually frustrating to the would-be lovers. Care to make a run for it?” – Benjamin R. Smith

40. “Of course it was a terrible thing, and the world would be a much better place without someone in it who could do that, but did that mean we had to miss lunch?” – Jeff Lindsay

41. “… and people who have kids, people with husbands and jobs and mortgages, don’t much want to hear about other people’s paintings.” – Michele Young-Stone

42. “You don’t get time. You create time.” – Sanhita Baruah

43. “All of your precious resources – time, energy, talent, passion, and money – should only go to the areas of your life or your business that are best, are fixable, and are indespensable. Otherwise, average sets in and [your life] does not become what it was designed to be.” – Henry Cloud

44. “All things good happen by not managing time, but prioritizing attention.” – Richie Norton

45. “All the glorified technological achievements of Progress, including the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the Twentieth century’s moral poverty which no one could imagine even as late as in the Nineteenth Century.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

46. “Work-life freedom doesn’t come easy; it requires the individual to develop a disciplined commitment to the type of person they are becoming, over all other priorities in their lives.” – Richie Norton

47. “… as I made the attempt to put God first, some of my other heartfelt needs were given back to me.” – Bilquis Sheikh

48. “Nobody is ever really too busy. More often than not it’s just a matter of priorities.” – Clyde Lee Dennis

49. “Values are determined by priorities.” – Suzy Kassem

50. “Put your clothes back on!” She rolled her eyes. “I’m not going to freeze to death to preserve your sense of modesty.” – Leigh Bardugo

51. “I’m saying it because there comes a time when you need to decide if what you want from life is more important than the trappings you’d forfeit for that freedom.” – Melissa Hill

52. “The day that I realized they were the same thing; the problems I hated dealing with and the opportunities I needed so desperately to uncover. Leading people to success became realistic for me. Problems are opportunities SHOUTING at you!” – T Jay Taylor

53. “It’s easier to talk someone into brain surgery than to convince them to read a book.” – Howard Tayler

54. “Life is not about how much you acquire it is about how much you are prepared to give away.” – R. Patient

55. “Good things happen not by managing time but by prioritizing attention.” – Richie Norton

56. “I had rather be remembered for some kind act I performed than for having written fifty books.” – Marty Rubin

57. “Time is something that you make decisions about. You make time, you don’t have it. You make time for what matters to you.” – Yasmina Diallo

58. “Every day is a micro-representation of our entire lives, it starts with us having a lot of energy and world of possibilities ahead, but if we are not careful, we can end it feeling exhausted, frustrated and leaving many things undone as time is over… Thus, let’s prioritize on what really matters in life every day!” – Rodolfo Peon

59. “I could surrender and please the masses. But the self-betrayal would be the end of me.” – Mitta Xinindlu

60. “In the middle of some of the most passionate debates, I often ask my patients, “At your funeral, will it matter?” And it is amazing how often that question is followed by absolute silence.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

61. “It is not worth it being a public success and a private failure. You can stand out of the crowd, but not at the expense of your family and friends. Find the balance and strike it. Hold onto it dearly and carefully, like the way you cup something delicate like a butterfly in your hands. Hold it too tight and you will crush it, hold it lightly and it will fly away.” – Richard Mwebesa

62. “all we need to decide is what to do with the time given us…” – J.R.R. Tolkien

63. “Focus on your priorities before your priorities lose focus on you.” – Sarah Leigh

64. “What’s really valuable gets the least attention. Misplaced priorities, the biggest irony of mankind.” – Unknown

65. “Make sure to add “you” to your list of priorities.” – Christine E. Szymanski

66. “If we were as dedicated to our religion as we are to supporting our favorite sports team, we could have twice as many tailgate parties!” – John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic

67. “Delete those non-essentials, put them on your not-to-do list, and commit to letting them go.” – Allison Rimm

68. “The problem with the world is that people are busy searching for keys but don’t know the locks that they would open.” – Abhaidev

69. “If people cheat, it’s because something other than the relationship is more important to them. It may be power over others. It may be validation through sex. It may be giving in to their own impulses.” – Mark Manson

70. “The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why.” – Melissa Steginus

71. “Your angles don’t matter, if the posture of your heart isn’t right.” – Andrena Sawyer

72. “There is no such thing as ‘I do not have the time’. This is all just a matter of priorities.” – Maciej Aniserowicz

73. “Your choices will not all be between good and evil. Many will be choices between two good options. Not all truths are created equal, so you will need to establish priorities.” – Russell M. Nelson

74. “All significant relationships have a price. It’s not that relationships are a sacrifice. After all, who wants a life of sacrifice? It is more a matter of priorities. We can’t do everything in life and we can’t be with everyone in life. In choosing what we will do and with whom, we automatically make priorities. If something is at the top of our list then other things have to come second or third or last.” – Donna Goddard

75. “No voice is so loud that it can demand that we listen to it.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

76. “If I missed the sunrise of this day and if I let the sunset slip by unnoticed, I might ask if what captured my attention this day was worth the loss of this day because I can’t think of anything that’s that important.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

77. “A great way to hide the truth is to write a lot of non-fiction.” – Dmitry Dyatlov

78. “It is OK to be a little selfish about my priorities.” – Sean Covey

79. “In an alarming turning of the proverbial tables, we repeatedly tell ourselves that what we ‘want’ is in fact what we ‘need.’ And if we ever dare push back our greed sufficiently so that we can catch even the slightest glimpse of the carnage wrought of ‘wants’ unleashed, pursuing our ‘needs’ will quite quickly end up being all that we ‘want.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

80. “Over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Many people aren’t even getting married to avoid that statistic. I contend that you get out of a marriage what you put into it. Make it a priority to date your wife, to take care of her needs, and grow the bond between you.” – Josh Hatcher

81. “Productivity refers to both the action and the result of a process that centres on assessing one’s priorities and then acting on them.” – Melissa Steginus

82. “Productivity is all about doing the right things and doing them well. It’s about moving forward in the direction that’s right for you.” – Melissa Steginus

83. “There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to remember what your priorities are.” – Amy Reed

“Value your values by demonstrating your values.” – Richie Norton

84. “I’ve learned that people say they can’t put their goals at the center of life (family, time, travel, faith, health), but they have no problem putting work there at their expense. If that hurt, good. Change something.” – Richie Norton

85. “Everything feverishly works to convince us that they can be everything that we need. And when will the level of our impoverishment finally convince us that we should be unconvinced?” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

86. “The way one uses the money now is a reflection of his or her life philosophy pertaining to core values and priorities. What will differ during scarcity or abundance thereof is the amounts but never the proportions.” – Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

87. “An uncontrollable need to feed and pass along her infection had become her sole priority.” – Jason Medina

88. “If you’re going to be a grown-up,” said Joan, “you’ve got to start thinking about grown-up things. And number one is money.” – Julian Barnes

89. “remember you must always put your country first, your family second, and yourself third.” – Prince Serge Oblensky

90. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.” – Frank Sonnenberg

91. “Subtracting from your list of priorities is as important as adding to it.” – Frank Sonnenberg

92. “Whatever keeps you from reaching your goals today had better be important – it’s costing you a day of your life!” – Nido R. Qubein

93. “Your priorities determine your happiness – place them in order and act on them.” – Francis Shenstone

94. “To end my life having exhausted the whole of it in the pursuit of worldly things means that I will die holding no things. But to exhaust the whole of it in the pursuit of God means that I will die holding all things. And the difference between the two is everything.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

95. “How is it that my prayers have devolved into a laundry list of requests verses an endless litany of praises? It may be that I’ve replaced the magnificence of God’s divinity with the baseness of my desires.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

96. “Make your priorities a priority.” – Frank Sonnenberg

97. “Doing what’s most important is the hardest and most rewarding work you will do as a leader.” – Chris Hutchinson

98. “Real happiness comes from inside yourself, not external factors.” – Francis Shenstone

99. “If everything’s a priority, then nothing’s a priority.” – Frank Sonnenberg

100. “Your priority is the authority.” – Thomas Vato

101. “Sacrifice is the giving of self so that I don’t die in the service of self.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

102. “People only know what you say “Yes” to – they don’t see all the activities you declined, and the tough choices you made.” – Francis Shenstone

103. “Putting myself first is in fact putting myself in a position that is anything but first.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

104. “Focus on what is most important. Find what truly matters to you. Realign your life with new priorities. Find a new vision, new goals, and a clearer path. Everything else will begin to fall away.” – Akiroq Brost

105. “I would encourage you to always look at the little things, for little though they are, they hold great things. And I would likewise encourage you to pay enough attention to the big things so that you don’t lose the little things that lie within them.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

106. “Position yourself in life according to the emergence of priorities, the influence of peer participation.” – Kamini Arichandran

107. “Brand names are so important to me nowadays, they help me distinguish reality from fantasy, humility from superficiality… the order of people priorities.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

108. “Wherever there is animal worship there is human sacrifice.” – G.K. Chesterton

109. “Enjoy the turbulent tide, since they elevate you and bring you closer to your goals.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

110. “We all stand for something. And we would be wise to determine what that ‘something’ is because in time we will become ‘some’ of that ‘thing.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

111. “If I have to create space for something to enter my life by asking God to leave my life, maybe what I’ve actually done is taken leave of my senses.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

112. “The priority is your authority.” – Thomas Vato

113. “Goals help you keep in perspective what’s really important so you don’t spend all of your time doing what seems urgent.” – Nido R. Qubein

114. “Priorities shift every day; values once defined, stay same.” – John C. Maxwell

115. “Let me tell you something you already know. Life isn’t complicated. Life doesn’t suck. You need to change your priorities over time and stay ridiculously focused on your goals. That’s how you get it. That’s how you win.” – Sai Pradeep

116. “We know the importance of being healthy but only a few of us are able to manage it. We often have other priorities in life which come in the way of our desire to be healthy. We wish to be successful in life, make lots of money and achieve fame and appreciation in the world. Sometimes, we end up fulfilling these desires by sacrificing our health.” – Awdhesh Singh

117. “We had more in common than I thought we did. You were my priority. You were your priority.” – Kate McGahan

118. “I’ve got Piper to take care of. That’s my priority. I’ll leave the rash stuff to other people.” – Rick Riordan

119. “Nothing is all bad. There are very beautiful flowers in the desert amidst the spikes and thorns. Just don’t let them take over. In the garden of love there is little room for prickly things.” – Kate McGahan

120. “Knowing that death is not far off brings remarkable clarity. After that news, there is no middle ground; something is either very important or not important at all.” – Matthew Kelly

121. “Life is about doing things that matter first, not last.” – Richie Norton

122. “In ten years time will you look back at your past week and be glad how you chose to spend it?” – Freequill

123. “Make room for the real important stuff.” – Disney Book Group

124. “I would rather have the approval of God over the accolades of men. For while men might ‘lift’ me up, God is the only One who can ‘take’ me up.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

125. “What matters most is what lasts longest, and our families are for eternity.” – M. Russell Ballard

126. “He said that the education of the young was more important than anything that could be done for those who are already grown up.” – George Orwell

127. “Take all those things that would propose to be important, and weigh them upon the scale of your soul. Asking how much each thing actually impacts, not just the moment, but the years ahead. Discard all that is trivial masquerading as significant, and reserve your days for those things that truly matter.” – L.M. Browning

128. “Some people find importance in the photographs of those titanic mushrooms of atomic poison which are periodically exploded over the world’s deserts; I find greater importance in one very small mushroom which mysteriously springs up in the shadow of the tool-shed.” – Beverley Nichols

129. “As far my priorities are concerned, there’s the front of the line, the end of the line, and everything in-between. And as far as God is concerned, He spends most of His time waiting to get in line.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

130. “Is the Life You’re Living Worth the Price You’re Paying to Live It?” – Tony Schwartz

131. “Every problem on earth today has more than one solution. However, priorities are determined by values.” – Suzy Kassem

132. “Because there was a flip side to that trust, an implicit promise that if she handed him her heart, he’d always put her first. And he hadn’t.” – Kit Rocha

133. “Sometimes we can’t quite put our finger on something important because we’ve got all of our fingers wrapped around a bunch of other things that are not important.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

134. “Far too often my priorities become the things that are right in front of me rather than being the things that create the foundation underneath me.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

135. “Passions fuel life.” – Frederica Burrage

136. “Mankind is a melody, every being around you is a note you have to mix in the right order, in your life.” – Freedom Goodbird

137. “What’s important to you may mean nothing to me and what’s important to me may mean nothing to you. And that’s okay.” – Linda Anthony Hill

138. “Might it be that I’ve lost everything so that I can recognize the fact that everything had become my everything?” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

139. “The soul truly thrives when we practice having our priorities straight, which means following our spiritual path. To do otherwise causes a sure death of our health, vitality, joy, relationships, and sense of purpose.” – Michael Mirdad

140. “But a woman was liable to put her child before everything else, in the end […].” – Ken Follett

141. “The results of taking on too much is that nothing gets done. Or it doesn’t get done well.” – Karen Martin

142. “I’ll always choose you. Gabe Willoughby.” – Hope Collier

143. “If I’m chasing the wrong thing, what I’m chasing will end up chasing me. And in the end, I’m less likely to be the one doing the catching.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

144. “Turn down things that are in consistence with your priorities.” – Sunday Adelaja

145. “Mistakes means misplaced priorities.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

146. “If the truth gets in the way, I will remove it. But truth be told, removing the truth never removes the truth.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

147. “You’re not going to get what you want out of life till you figure out what it wants out of you.” – Karishma Magvani

148. “Never sacrifice your children for the bigger house, fancier car or the ‘better life’. The price you pay is hefty and non-refundable in the end.” – Sotero M Lopez II

149. “You can tell a lot about a person’s priorities in life by reading their will.” – Steven Magee

150. “In order to fit our needs and wants, we are constantly adjusting and altering our behaviors and feelings. Metaphorically speaking, we are constantly giving birth to priorities; our priorities are perpetually reassessed and we perpetually adjust to accomplish them. Some call this “Change.” I call it, improving ourselves by means through the inner self.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz

151. “Despite how utterly massive they might be, it is never the size of the arsenal nor the strength of the warrior. Rather, it is a heart bent on sacrifice that is the most potent weapon of all.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

152. “You missed it when you pay more attention to the damaged car in the mechanic shop than the sick human being in the hospital.” – Israelmore Ayivor

153. “Leaders know how to set priorities. They focus on the task that requires the most rapid attention.” – Israelmore Ayivor

154. “Failing to fulfill your responsibilities is not only a reflection of your priorities, but also your integrity. Your actions define your character not the words you utter.” – Tyconis D. Allison Ty

155. “Time kills essence! Don’t give people reasons to say you wasted your time! Use your time well now!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

156. “In running back and forth among the things that might be important, we forget to spend enough time on what really is important.” – Dan Ariely

157. “Each one of us can aspire to be on TOP simply by keeping a strict focus on Time, Objectivity and Prioritising. As simple as that!” – Sandeep Sahajpal

158. “Money has the power to get, all that you want. Money has the power to make you forget, all that you want.” – Akash Lakhotia

159. “Where am I?” you ask. Where you are is where the things you’ve denied worshipping have taken you.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

160. “Make it a point whilst you live that long after you are gone, your works must live, teach, inspire and rescue!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

161. “My goals exceed the reach of my energies, but my God exceeds the reach of my goals.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

162. “Once I realize that the tune I’m whistling in my head is the theme that’s driving my heart, I suddenly realize that the most important question I can ask is, “What are the lyrics?” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

163. “The most important form of selfishness involves spending time on your fitness, eating right, pursuing your career, and still spending quality time with your family and friends. If you neglect your health or your career, you slip into the second category – stupid – which is a short slide to becoming a burden on society.” – Scott Adams

164. “Your choices of values and determining their priority precedes your goal setting.” – Sunday Adelaja

165. “It is no use setting priorities if you won’t stick to them.” – Sunday Adelaja

166. “Whatever you have chosen to be your priority, set a time to it and be focused on achieving it.” – Sunday Adelaja

167. “Because IT people can see so much, it is their responsibility to influence investment priorities, not just execute on priorities set by internal business partners.” – Martha Heller

168. “Morality is all right, but what about dividends?” – Kaiser Wilhelm II

169. “I was thirty years old and still living by the seat of my pants. I probably should have had my life together a little bit more by then. But the thing was, my friends all had these stressed-out lives, and they came to our place and it felt like we were just living this laid-back, beautiful, no-stress life. We made being poor look fun.” – Chip Gaines

170. “In the thoughtlessness of my incessant hurry, I have made God an ‘addendum in’ my life verses the ‘agenda of’ my life. And what I need to hurry up and realize is that with these priorities positioned as such, what I am hurrying to is my own demise.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

171. “No more martyring myself.” – Sharon E. Rainey

172. “Actions make priorities evident.” – Cyan Trujillo

173. “It’s not that there’s not enough time…the time needed was spent doing something else.” – Frank Sonnenberg

174. “Stop obsessing about where you invest your money. Focus instead, on where you invest your time.” – Gyan Nagpal

175. “Checking items off a to-do list doesn’t determine progress; focusing on your priorities is what counts.” – Frank Sonnenberg

176. “I needed to know who should get the best of my energy: my boys or a company that asked me to speak for them. I needed to know what matters. And the image of that man in his tuxedo was all I needed. You will always regret something. You will always disappoint someone. But it isn’t going to be my husband and our boys. It has been, sometimes. But I’m learning. And I’m making things right.” – Shauna Niequist

177. “It’s about making a choice to make your marriage a priority, to, kind of, put that at the top of the page, as your mission statement or something.” – Liane Moriarty

178. “Courageous people know that saying ‘no’ to one idea enables them to say ‘yes’ to another.” – Frank Sonnenberg

179. “Would you rather be hungry or dead?” – M.J. Carter

180. “We each have 24 hours in a given day; how we choose to spend each moment determines how spent we are!” – Evinda Lepins

181. “Your mind is a magic pot, from which you pick the things, and manifest life out of it. If you don’t tell your mind, your priorities, it will be easier for your mind, to pick anything, to serve you with your life.” – Roshan Sharma

182. “Life demands movement, but we must not take any step at all! We must not take steps to any direction at all for every direction leads somewhere, but not all directions go somewhere! People going somewhere must not just take steps to anywhere!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

183. “There is always more we can do in ministry, but God is not asking ‘Can you do more?’. He is asking ‘Do you love me?’ Some of those extras are not always as vital as we think them to be.” – Christopher Ash

184. “When you’re supposed to be working, work, and when you’re supposed to be playing, play. It’s a weird tightrope you’re walking, but it’s only when you get your priorities mixed up that things fall apart.” – Gary Keller

185. “When you climb a fruitless tree, you go hungry!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

186. “The people with thriving careers and healthy personal relationships get the same amount of time each week as the burned-out professional who can’t remember their last meaningful conversation with a family member.” – Joe Jordan

187. “We’re so busy keeping busy that we fail to see the error of our ways.” – Frank Sonnenberg

188. “No, I’m not one of those guys. I’d never get anything done if I rescued everyone who needed it. But I do like to help people I care about. That’s why I’m here with you right now.” – Lisa Brown Roberts

189. “He shuffled through the list of messages, prioritizing them into three piles: now, later, and some other time.” – Kenneth Eade

190. “Some people exert more energy on less important things; some people exert less energy on less important things.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

191. “Stay focused! Know where you are heading towards in life with your life! People going somewhere don’t just go anywhere!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

192. “Don’t sweat the small stuff; however, on the key stuff, sweat everything.” – Orrin Woodward

193. “If something is not a “hell, YEAH!”, then it’s a “no!” – James Altucher

194. “If you cannot afford yourself any luxuries for the time being, at least offer yourself the one priceless luxury no one can take away from you – your time.” – Lauren Klarfeld

195. “The eyes of love have 20/20 vision when focused on another, and become entirely blind when focused on ourselves.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

196. “Her eyes are shockingly black – shocking not because black eyes are particularly rare, but because she’s wearing smoky gray eyeshadow and dark eyeliner to accentuate them further. Makeup, while the world is ending.” – N.K. Jemisin

197. “Don’t try to be something for everyone, just be everything for someone. Remain vulnerable. Because you very honest with yourself when you feel vulnerable. and this like self-awareness that comes out of that vulnerability is often very very helpful in your decision-making process. So, be vulnerable, remember where your priorities are and keep that in mind. And open your legs.” – Leandra Medine

198. “Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

199. “When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities.” – Moutasem Algharati

200. “Don’t ever let the blessings from your hand take my gaze off the beauty of your face or my pursuit of the beating of your heart.” – BJ Richardson

201. “When family really needed you, nothing else mattered.” – Shannon Stacey

202. “Everything I touch makes me a little bit more like the thing I’m touching, so I’d better start paying attention to what I’m touching.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

203. “We might do well to take a look at what we’ve crammed into our pockets as it will say much about what we’ve crammed into our hearts.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

204. “If my heart is set on pursuing real treasures, my mind must be fixed solely on the privilege of enjoying them and freed of the obsession of owning them.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

205. “I will either adamantly prioritize my agendas at the expense of the truth, or I will consistently bring my agendas into unrelenting obedience to the truth. And if for some reason you’re trying to determine who I truly am, the choice I make will tell you.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

206. “The best way to check what you want is to first imagine that you have nothing and then check if the thing you want really matters to you. Your priorities would change; your wishes would change for sure.” – Vikrmn

207. “When you are the central character in a seemingly boiling pit of “busy-ness” the time will come when the pace of decline cannot be countered. You build yourself the circumstances of ultimate failure by failing to grow, by failing to act on your learnings.” – Tony Curl

208. “I feign fullness, but in reality I am achingly empty. And it is because I too often sit at the table of the world instead of the feet of God.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

209. “In choosing to exchange precious principles for worthless impulses, I have far too often bankrupted my soul in order to bankroll my ego.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

210. “The greatest gains that we will ever experience arise from the greatest sacrifices that we have ever known.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

211. “Here’s a teacher who’s talking about Jesus and, oh no, she quotes a bible verse, horror of horrors. The world’s breaking and torched and completely messed up, but God forbid some teacher mentions Jesus.” – Travis Thrasher

212. “Fueled by faith and passion for our true priorities we’re going to drive against traffic in order to find rest, refreshment, and time for what matters most in life.” – Craig Groeschel

213. “The simple choice to pray usually happens to the exclusion of something else in our lives. Often that something else is frivolous, but at times prayer must come at the expense of important things, such as our own work, our sleep or our time with loved ones.” – Jason Mandryk

214. “We are chasing happiness, and don’t care about happiness of people who matter. Probably, we got our priorities right, but failed to set an order. We created a chaos hoping the world would fall in place itself..” – Crestless Wave

215. “There are often two sets of goals in life: those that we establish, and those that really matter.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

216. “As I’ve said, encountering death has a way of jerking your priorities into line.” – James C. Dobson

217. “All along, I was less concerned about walking a path of integrity and more caught up in a compass calibrated by greed. And with a compass such as this, how is it that I’m having a hard time understanding why I am where I am?” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

218. “The ledger of my life can lean heavy with a prolific array of stellar investments, yet in the tallying I would be wise to remember that an investment that is not of God will leave a zero balance on the ledger of my life no matter how many different ways I try to add it up.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

219. “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” – H.L. Hunt

220. “When you cannot do what you have always done, then you only do what matters most.” – Robert D. Hales

221. “Whatever I ‘align’’ myself with are the very things that will create a ‘line’ into my future.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

222. “You can borrow time, but you can’t steal it.” – Kevin DeYoung

223. “By keeping the truly important things front and center, we often get the perspective we need to make better decisions.” – Michael Hyatt

224. “Health first, then everything else.” – Nancy S. Mure

225. “If you had to jump six or seven feet or certainly drown, it’s surprising how far even older people will jump.” – Erik Larson

226. “She was too well-trained to panic.” – Steve Sheinkin

227. “Butt he isn’t my lover, or my fiancé, or my boyfriend or anything, and I refuse to be killed with him.” – Patricia C. Wrede

228. “The people on this planet who end up doing nothing are those who never realize they can’t do everything.” – Kevin DeYoung

229. “Priorities are often misplaced… a few hours of pleasure can cost you a possible lifetime of happiness… never be one to follow the crowd,choose your own path. If EVERYONE likes you… you doing something very wrong.” – Dru Edmund Kucherera

230. “If forensic analysts confiscated your calendar and e-mail records and Web browsing history for the past six months, what would they conclude are your core priorities?” – Chip Heath

231. “She feared that she would become a slave to superficial, symbolic duties.” – Doris Kearns Goodwin

232. “When you focus, you can achieve anything. If you have no focus, you will achieve nothing.” – David Clark

233. “A sacred space is not a place to hide out. It is a place where we recognize ourselves and our commitments.” – Sherry Turkle

234. “My temptation is to tackle everything at once, or nothing at all.” – Kevin DeYoung

235. “Even those who know better, such as the King, nurse strange ideas about me as a prophet. They do not understand that I am given to see only those matters that roil the heavens. They expect me to know everything.” – Geraldine Brooks

236. “The people who live and lead with the most joy and contentment are those who have clarity about their priorities.” – Michael Hyatt

237. “Having priorities is essential. So is having them in the right order.” – Michael Hyatt

238. “The secret to staying atop your priorities is to schooled regular times for review and reflection.” – Michael Hyatt

239. “Once we become tethered to the network, we really don’t need to keep computers busy. THEY KEEP US BUSY.” – Sherry Turkle

240. “Gold, or at least the prospect of it, saved him, then killed him.” – H.W. Brands

241. “Just because you can’t act EVERYWHERE doesn’t mean you don’t act ANYWHERE.” – Walter Isaacson

242. “I could impart excitement, but not urgency. – Francis Chen.” – David Platt

243. “Mr. Welper, of the few certainties I’ve come across in life, one of them is that when a person says money is no object, the opposite is most likely true. Money is the only object—or will be.” – James Anderson

244. “Some experimenters have reported that an angry face “pops out” of a crowd of happy faces, but a single happy face does not stand out in an angry crowd. The brains of humans and other animals contain a mechanism that is designed to give priority to bad news.” – Daniel Kahneman

245. “At the end of the day, I just want to sit with someone I love and chat about what matters and even what doesn’t.” – Crystal Woods

246. “It takes time, or does time take it?” – Anthony Liccione

247. “If you want to have the time of your life, change how you use the time in your life.” – Tim Fargo

248. “You have to have more than hope to get what you want in life.” – Shannon L. Alder

249. “… our ability to achieve our dreams and fulfill our destiny is directly influenced by our thinking. How we think determines our responses, our ability to relate to others, our level of commitment, our priorities, and the dreams we will pursue.” – Christine Caine

250. “You’re not a priority if you’re an option, you are a percentage. A percentage of that other person’s time and effort. The size of the pie never changes, the slices do.” – Tyconis D. Allison Ty

251. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

252. “Those things that inspire, enthuse, and compel you should consume your life.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

253. “Some things are very important and some are very unimportant. To know the difference is what we are given life to find out.” – Anna F. Trevisan

254. “it seems that man has learned not to see not to know for he’s found the pot of gold but lost the rainbow….” – Barry DeCarli

255. “This dissociation from the body extends to emotional disengagement. Without access to his feelings a man can’t help but lose track of who he is, what his priorities are and what is normal for him.” – Mary Crocker Cook

256. “School plays were invented partly to give parents and easy opportunity to demonstrate their priorities.” – Calvin Trillin

257. “The right priorities in planning will help you to avoid fuss, tiredness and overwork.” – Sunday Adelaja

258. “We pay a tax to succeed at anything worthwhile. That tax is called dedication, and here’s the most wonderful part. Once you pay it, once you truly dedicate yourself to something important, you’ll find the price was worth it.” – Steve Goodier

259. “don’t ever allocate necessary time for unnecessary things. Understand what time it is to do what it is.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

260. “You experience true happiness when the things you desire rise up to the level of the things you deserve.” – Robert J. Braathe

261. “Have we all become so desperate to share everything that we’ve stopped enjoying our lives?” – Lucy Sykes

262. “… but because of the systematic neglect of cancer research: “There are not over two dozen funds in the U.S. devoted to fundamental cancer research. They range in capital from about $500 up to about $2,000,000, but their aggregate capitalization is certainly not much more than $5,000,000…The public willingly spends a third of that sum in an afternoon to match a major football game.” – Siddhartha Mukherjee

263. “Only by digging deep down to the core of our true self can we come to a place of inner certainty. Our underlying values and priorities are our personal navigational stars on life’s journey – essential tools to chart a life course that embraces what matters most to us.” – Marian Deegan

264. “Never put aside important things for urgent things.” – Sunday Adelaja

265. “Only dedication to God’s calling can make you say a firm “no” to everything that is in the way of its fulfillment.” – Sunday Adelaja

266. “What might be your current goal can motivate you in some situations. For like when you priority something and you have loose ends on it, it will make your back itch.” – Alberto D. Bautista

267. “All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best.” – John C. Maxwell

268. “We are a heathen company, more devoted to the customs and the Holy days than to the Holiness itself. We find more pleasure in the song and dance of God than in the piety.” – Jim Crace

269. “The often-used phrase “pay attention” is apt: you dispose of a limited budget of attention that you can allocate to activities, and if you try to you try to go beyond your budget, you will fail.” – Daniel Kahneman

270. “Young man, Mr. Aubrey has made us so rich that we can now afford to worry about our image.” – David Halberstam

271. “You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority.” – Richie Norton

272. “Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.” – Alan Cohen

273. “Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality or defining your purpose is an hour you can’t get back. Is what you’re doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It’s your future. Go get it!” – Elizabeth Bourgeret

274. “There are so many problems to solve on this planet first before we begin to trash other worlds.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

275. “Each day is God’s gift of a fresh unspoiled opportunity to live according to His priorities.” – Elizabeth George

276. “Time is our most valuable nonrenewable resource, and if we want to treat it with respect, we need to set priorities.” – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

277. “The dreams that were buried the deepest were the hardest to get rid of.” – Michelle M. Pillow

278. “Having the right priorities in a wrong world will humble you with a journey that only love can sustain.” – Bryant McGill

279. “When we were together before, the world was small to us, but as you grew bigger to life and the world became desirous to living, we became smaller to each other.” – Anthony Liccione

280. “The house was literally perfect now. Instead of being thrilling, that suddenly seemed depressing.” – Liane Moriarty

281. “A lot of people desire to go to their next level but only a few are determined to grow to their next level.” – Saji Ijiyemi

282. “The first step in Choosing is Prioritizing.” – Todd Stocker

283. “When you set a goal, you have a responsibility to yourself to see it through. No matter how impossible it may seem, resolve to accomplish it.” – Jaha Knight

284. “The key to achieving your sustainable best is to organize around doing what matters most.” – Steve Shallenberger

285. “You’re late,” said Death. “Something came up.” – Alexis Hall

286. “The bad stuff that is part and parcel of contrived social existence takes a back seat when you concentrate on the heart of Life itself.” – Valley Brown

287. “Most people like it when the pastor says, “family is priority.” What they don’t like very much is when the pastor actually chooses his own family as the priority over them.” – Carlos A. Rodriguez

288. “I say a man that lets his religion git in the way of his drinking is a fella with his cart ‘fore his horse.” – R.S. Belcher

289. “There is a big difference between being centered and being self-centered.” – Lolly Daskal

290. “If it is not important for you, how can it be important for others?” – Murad S. Shah

291. “All she wanted was a family, all he wanted was fame; as their relationship famished.” – Anthony Liccione

292. “… they are dazzled by all the money that they are being offered. That is what money does, Mma Ramotswe – you must have seen that. Sometimes we need to look the other way when people put money in front of our noses. We have to look at the other things we can see so the money doesn’t hide them.” – Alexander McCall Smith

293. “Threaten a bullet to a man’s brains or his heart and he’d stand tall and dare you to pull the trigger, but hold a gun to his dick? Nick hadn’t seen one challenge that yet.” – A.J. Scudiere

294. “When you streamline your schedule by making deliberate decisions about tasks and activities that are crucially important to you and identify your most important priorities, you give yourself permission to make choices that excite and interest you. You also grant yourself permission to exercise your right to say, “No, thank you.” – Julie Connor

295. “Every broken heart has one time or another asked, “What is important to me now?” – Shannon L. Alder

296. “There are moments in life, and they happen so infrequently that they tend to really stand out, when life hands you the gift of perspective. Sometimes, we forget to show our appreciation. Sometimes, we get our priorities mixed up. And, sometimes, we forget how far we’ve come. But life always has a way of nudging you to remind you about these important things.” – Cassia Leo

297. “We need to make sure that we never get too busy with life that we don’t have time to live.” – Daniel Willey

298. “The amount of time we give to something indicates its importance to us.” – Jim George

299. “Never forget the value of time. You can acquire much in life. By comparison, time is fixed. Use it wisely.” – Tim Fargo

300. “Your choices and decisions are a reflection of how well you’ve set and followed your priorities.” – Elizabeth George

301. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell

302. “You always have time for things you put first.” – Unknown

303. “Don’t be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.” – Denis Waitley

304. “To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” – Mark Twain

305. “If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

306. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

307. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

308. “I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance.” – Jimmy Cliff

309. “I’m quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I’m very family-oriented. It’s a big priority in my life.” – Hugh Jackman

310. “My first priority is trying to protect my family.” – Orlando Bloom

311. “Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list. Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances.” – Sam Altman

312. “My family is my number one priority.” – Oren Etzioni

313. “I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.” – Taylor Swift

314. “Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.” – William Arthur Ward

315. “Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority.” – Russell M. Nelson

316. “Want to be successful? Change your priorities!” – Himmilicious

317. “The first step to success is knowing your priorities.” – Aspesh

318. “Your priorities are your character.” – Anonymous

319. “When we tend to the areas of life that are important to us, when we make those things a priority, that’s when we will flourish in those areas.” – Victoria Osteen

320. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


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