Did you know… 100 years ago, there was no plural for the word “Priority”?
Priority means the 1 most important thing.
But over time, humans got really busy. We started multi-tasking. We came up with new words and now “Priorities” exists.
Priorities just means ‘important stuff’. It’s a diluted version of the original word.
I learned this yesterday when someone asked me what my priority was. Not priorities, just priority. I could only choose 1 thing.
It was hard to choose the most important, because I had 15 important things circling around in my head. But after some deep thought, I was able to settle on 1 thing being at the top.
A funny thing happened when I narrowed my priorities down to 1 priority:
- I was able to focus better.
- My day suddenly had purpose.
- I felt less stressed.
- My action items and next steps became clearer.
Something to think about today when you’re attacking your to-do list…
“A person with a priority does what matters, while a person without a priority does what is urgent”
Have a great day!
Yesterday’s beer was my #2 priority