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The Importance of Respecting Your Priorities

Priorities help you identify what's truly needed in your life, versus what someone else feels is important.

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A lot of times in life we do what we feel is urgent. We will go so far as to put off what we really need to do in order to take care of the urgent things. Oftentimes, we even put it ahead of taking care of ourselves.

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It’s really unfortunate because if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of the urgent. That’s why you need to have priorities. Priorities will guide you in life’s decisions and keep you on track.

Most importantly, priorities will give you the confidence to say "no." They help you identify what’s truly needed in your life, versus what someone else feels is important.

On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I wanted to dive into the importance of setting priorities and sticking to them. There’s no one I know who practices this better than Michael Hyatt. Michael is a social media marketing wizard and has worked for one of the biggest publishing companies.

Learn his insights on staying true to what’s necessary, on Episode 669.

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.