Friday, January 11, 2013

Quotes & Cookies: Priorities

At this time of year, I think this is a very fitting quote:


The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

~Stephen Covey


It all sounds so easy when he says it, doesn't it? I think I spent the last year trying to do EVERYTHING. (Hint: that never works out well.) This year, I plan to a) know what my priorities are and b) schedule them in. Ahh. That's the nice thing about a new year. You feel like you've got a fresh start to do things differently.

Like stare at some very large and in charge cookies, and try not to salivate. ;)



Is there anything you've decided to do differently this year?

photo credit: Mrs Magic via photopin cc

14 comments:

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Yay- new year, new start. It's always refreshing when you head into January, especially after the crazy holiday season. I love your thoughts on prioritizing. Why worry about filling your list with the other stuff if it doesn't matter as much? Best for this new year.

JeffO said...

Man, those cookies look good.....

Uh, was there a question?

Heather said...

There is, in fact I just took a pledge today. Though I should add onto there to avoid those mouth watering cookies... ;)

Jenny S. Morris said...

This is exactly what I've decided to do. Figure out my priorities and make sure I have time for them. ;)

Gabriel C. Taylor said...

Great quote. I've been needing to do just that. This year I'm wanting to prioritize more of my time on two things: my book and my son.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I need to do this. And stick to them. Thanks for reminding us and torturing us in a pleasant way with cookies.

prerna pickett said...

mmmmm....that picture is making me very hungry. *goes off to bake 1000 dozen cookies*

Nick Wilford said...

I'm prioritising my stepson getting to college, and getting a book out. Both must happen this year!

And I just had a cookie that looked like one of those with ice cream, so I'm good. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'd say stop wasting time on non-essentials, but those cookies fall into such a category and I kind of want them, so . . . there goes that one. :P

Lexa Cain said...

Those cookies look so great I forgot what your question was. Oh yes - doing things differently... Yup, I'm gonna slow down and try not to push myself so hard. There's just not enough payoff, and life is short -- you have to enjoy it.

Susanne Drazic said...

Those cookies do look yummy. : ) I'm trying to simplify my life and stay focused on where I want to go with my writing.

Krista McLaughlin said...

First new priority - make some yummy cookies... :) I've decided to be more proactive with my goals this year and be flexible because things change. :)

Nicole said...

I need to first move things OFF my schedule that are taking time from my priorities.

Cynthia said...

Something I'm going to try to do differently this year is to keep my writing area less cluttered. That's easier said than done.