Feeling pulled in a million directions? Let’s talk priorities.

priorities

It’s *Mindset Monday* – let’s talk priorities.
The ability to differentiate priorities is an essential skill to being effective.

My son has ADHD, which significantly challenges his ability to get ready on time.

The ADHD brain struggles to differentiate priorities.  When he’s running late for school his brain can’t tell what is a bigger priority – strumming on his guitar or putting his shoes on.  Both are calling his name with equal urgency.

Just because his brain is wired this way, doesn’t mean he can’t train himself to differentiate priorities.

The same goes for you.
We all do this to some degree, especially when we are charting new territory in our business.

If you feel yourself “pulled in a million directions,” this is a big clue that you need to better differentiate your priorities.

Here are three basic steps you can take.  Do this regularly to train your brain until this becomes automatic.

1. Awareness:  Take a look at when/where/how you struggle to differentiate priorities. When do you feel pulled in different directions?

2. Assess: If you could only do 1 thing, what would it be?  What would come next?  Force your brain to set an order to your priorities.  These decisions may take into account things like, what is most beneficial?  What is making me money?  What is making my life or my business easier?  What is essential to meeting my goals?

3. Action:  Put your priorities in to action by scheduling them. Put first things first.

Anytime you feel yourself spread thin or pulled in different directions, it’s time to prioritize. Go through this process again and again until it becomes natural to you.  It will give you clear direction, eliminate stress, and make you the most effective you can be.

Like this tip?  Share it with a friend, a mom, a business owner, or anyone else who believes in creating something amazing with their life.

Have a great week!

-Molly Claire

Mom. Entrepreneur. Life Change Agent.