So many competing priorities. So many conflicts. So many things screaming at you every day “I’m the most important, do me next.”

You really should spend more time at work to get ahead.
You really should spend more time volunteering.
You really should spend more money on charities.
You really should spend more time with your spouse.
You really should spend more time with your kids.
You really should spend more time with your friends.
You really should spend more time on your hobbies.
You really should…

Sometimes in an effort to do what’s right we “should all over ourselves.

Owen is a fine young man that’s teaching me how to be a dad

The world is full of time-consuming distractions, work, family, play, relaxation, all compete to take your time and distract you from what may or may not be the most important.

Two things; first, your priorities must never be in conflict with your goals. If your goal is to become a billionaire, and your priority is to spend a lot of time with your kids, your goals and priorities “may” be out of alignment.

Second, you NEED to have clear goals. This is a must. Do you know why you do what you do? Do you know what you even want in life? If you could do any job, live in any place, own anything, or “be” anything, what would it be? Most don’t even know what they want.

Know and understand your priorities.

Also, please, nothing like God, Wife, Kids, Job.

That’s a good start to be sure, but it doesn’t create for you a set of rules to measure other things by.

ONCE you have priorities set, create your goals.

Set them, measure them often, and always check against your priorities. This will empower and free you to take action without the fear of spending time on the things that don’t matter.

Make sure you keep your priorities in line, first ones first.


Chris Behnke

Inspiration from the Instagram post:

Keep priorities where they belong, first ones first. Owen (13) #paddleboarding on Sparks Lake #getoutside #pnwlife #entrepreneurlife #behnkeadventures #bendoregon #bend #getoutside

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