Sometimes something happens and what once was very important to you, no longer is. What do you do then? Do you stick with it, do you adjust to it, or do you just abandon ship?
It’s very common for us to be in this situation where our priorities change. Knowing what to do and feeling strong about it will determine the level of success in your life. Remember, you’re the only one in charge and responsible for your life.
The only constant in life is change
The only constant in life is change. It’s always been and it’ll always be. In these times it’s even more likely and more often to happen. Since everything changes it’s only logical that we, and our priorities, also change.
There are changes in technology, changes in medicine, changes in just about everywhere you look. There are also changes that hit closer to home. Changes in our careers and changes in our family; and there’s nothing like a close experience with human life’s fragility to make you change your priorities fast.
It could have been that you lost a family member and realized that now you want to be closer to your family than anything else. Or you’re about to hit the mid-life age and you’re realizing that you’ve not done the great things you once said you wanted to do. Or maybe you got a major sickness, or got in an accident, or maybe you’re just plain ready for the next chapter in your life.
Doesn’t matter the cause for your change in priorities, if you feel the need to rearrange your priorities, rearrange them. What matters at this point is how you’re going to handle the upcoming change.
Make changes from a position of power
Whatever the reason for priorities change is, you need to honor your new desires and make adjustments. Just make sure you are in an attitude of power when you’re making your decisions. What I mean is that you need to make sure you feel grounded in you and in your new desire, and that you need to make sure you feel a strong conviction of the path to follow and changes to make.
Do not ever make a change in your life when you don’t feel grounded. I mean, do not make changes in your life when you feel anger, depressed, frustrated or any other one, or many, negative emotions at once. You need to feel content and positive of the changes you’re about to make. If you need to take days or weeks to come up with a plan, take your time and do it in a way that feels good to you.
In times when priorities change, usually the most important areas of life come afloat, like family, friends, health, and career. Make sure you always listen to your inner guidance to help you keep in mind what’s really important to you.
You don’t need to make all changes in your life at once and you don’t need to stop doing what you’re doing right now either. Take your time, especially to make sure those are the changes you really need and want to make. You have no idea how much a couple of weeks can help you clarify what you really want to do.
Get clarity first
Before you set yourself on your new priorities, make sure you feel them in your bones. I mean make sure that's what you heart truly desires and then go for it. Also you need to keep in mind that if you don’t follow your desire for new priorities, there’s a very big chance you’ll feel miserable after a while. Don’t ask me how I know.
Do you need help to get clarity? Follow any or all of these simple ideas:
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” –Mandy Hale
Don’t focus too much on removing things from your life. Instead focus on adding things that feel good to you. There’s only so much space or capacity in one’s life. As you add more good things to your life, you’ll realize that little by little what’s no longer a priority will begin to fall out of your life.
As long as you feel good in the process everything that falls out is because it needs to fall out. Don’t try to hang on to those things and instead peacefully let them go. Now tell me, have your priorities changed lately?
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