We’ve all heard that actions speak louder than words.  If you really want to know what is important to someone, have a look at how they spend their time each day.  This will give you some insight about what their priorities are.

An interesting phenomenon to me is when people profess something to be a priority, yet their actions demonstrate otherwise.

The reason I find this interesting is that every human on the planet is guilty of this on some level (I know I am).  

I’m sure we can all think of a time that we’ve uttered the phrase “I know that I really should ___________, but…” 

Whether we are filling in that blank with volunteering, going to church, spending more time with family, or calling Grandma, it doesn’t matter.  What we’re saying with this statement is “This is important to me, but I’m going to make an excuse not to do it.”

So why is their a disconnect between our Priorities and our Actions?  And more importantly, how do we bridge that gap?

The answer to both of these questions, I believe, is to simply put in some thought.  Take some time away from distractions, and just think about the 3 things that are most important in your life at this time.

After all, our priorities change over time.  Once you have clarity on what exactly your priorities are,  you can then begin so structure your life so that your daily and weekly actions align with what you profess to be most important to you.