If there’s one word that I could use to describe society's problems today, it’s that one word. Priorities.
We’ve either lost them along the way throughout the past few decades, or we’ve never really had them.
Why are priorities important?
They give you purpose.
They give you direction.
They keep you grounded.
When we fail to set priorities for ourselves, we get caught up in what everyone else is doing. We become out of touch with who we are. We quickly lose our sense of purpose and direction. We are simply not ourselves - we're a reflection of the negatives of society.
We are consumed by every major news story, draining us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Is Kylie Jenner seriously the most important thing we could discuss right now in this country? Meanwhile, we have 22 veterans per day that commit suicide, over 100 million people out of the workforce, and a society that is obsessed with creating division rather than finding common ground. Shall I go on?
Priorities. Where have they disappeared to?
Prioritize real, meaningful, substantial aspects of life. When I feel lost or distracted, I always come back to myself and my priorities. I look from within. Education, self-improvement, health and fitness, friends and family, and spirituality are my priorities right now.
Writing these down and keeping these priorities close to me has never failed to keep me on track. They remind me that improving myself every single day is the only thing that matters.
Kylie Jenner doesn’t matter to me, the NFL doesn’t matter to me, and the media certainly doesn’t matter to me. These things will not have an impact on my future and my success.
By all means, if these things matter to you, then go right ahead and spend your time and energy on them. But don’t complain that you’re not improving or getting to the place you want to be if you’re spending all your valuable energy on these things that have no impact on your future.
Tell yourself what you want, who you want to be, and why you want to be that way. Understanding yourself is your obligation.
Check your priorities and get back on track. Nothing else matters but yourself.