Life will toss you around if you let it. We are all swimming in a sea of distractions, challenges, and urgencies.
Before you know it, life is dictating to you what it’s about.
There are things you can control, and others you can’t, but there is one thing you can do to ensure that you are moving in your desired direction, and that’s to prioritize.
Yes, bills will come in. Yes, people will get sick, and others will pass away. Yes, disasters and accidents could happen.
But even in the midst of all that, you have not lost your ability to guide your life.
This does not free us from responsibility. This does not mean that we get to ignore and leave concerns unaddressed.
But it does mean choosing to move in a productive direction in spite of what’s happening around you. Take the appropriate amount of time needed to deal with the urgent, and get back to your priorities as soon as possible.
No, this does not mean being calloused towards friends and loved ones. If the situation requires your attention or help in any way, you have to determine the best course of action.
But we have to be watchful of letting life take the lead. If we keep giving in, we’ll never set our personal standards and agendas in motion.
You may have limitations right now, but that’s not a bad thing. You can start small. You can do something with the time and resources you have available to you at this very moment.
Are you letting life tell you what it’s about? It’s time to come out from under the burdens it places – and continues to place – on you.
It’s time to start telling life what you want it to be about. This doesn’t mean striving for perfection, but it does mean power. Don’t forfeit your personal power.
Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.