Why You Must Choose Wisely Where You Invest Your Resources – Part 2

Your priorities dictate where you invest your resources (i.e., time, money, energy, talents, etc.). If you’re not sure about your current priorities, examine where you allocate your resources; where you invest your resources reveal your real priorities. It doesn’t matter what you say your priorities are; what you do with your time, money, energy, and talents, tell you the real story.

Where you allocate your resources affects your results. If you don’t like your results, you must change what you do with your resources. That’s another way to say: you must change your priorities.

At the core, you should align your priorities with your vision for your life. They should reflect the direction you want your life to take. In other words, you should invest your time, money, energy, and talents in projects, activities, products, and services that contribute to materializing your vision.

In simple terms, your vision is what you want your life to be about. It’s the picture you hold of your future. When you consider the various areas of your life—your relationships, finances, health, education, career, etc.—what do you envision for each area? The answer to this question should help you set clear priorities for yourself?

In addition to your vision, your priorities should support your values: what you stand for. They should not cause you to compromise your values. Otherwise, your heart will be troubled; you won’t have peace about what you do with your resources. For example, if honesty is one of your core values, any activity that promotes your vision but requires you to be dishonest will create tension inside you (and will waste your resources).

In a nutshell, invest your resources in things that promote your vision and values. It requires you to allocate time defining your vision and values. Once you know what they are, you must align your daily priorities and goals accordingly. And when you pursue these priorities and goals, you’ll be investing your resources wisely.

You’re responsible for using your resources properly. Therefore, if you’ve been squandering your time, money, energy, and talents, it’s up to you to change your ways. And the sooner, the better; you don’t have all the time in the world. Today is the day you change and begin to manage your resources effectively.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.