Priorit-ease: 365ideas4change Number 39

Yesterday was about sifting priorities.

I missed my post yesterday. I was with one of my longest-standing friends, and they took priority. Yesterday I turned down a project that on the surface was “perfect” for me. I thought about it for over a week, and I concluded that while it seemed to be everything I want on a platter, I have committed (only to myself) to other, longer term paths which would probably be compromised if I accepted the work.

I feel rather conflicted about both choices. I promised to write a blog every day for a year: I basically have to ‘start again’ if I am to live up to that commitment. Maintaining a very long-term relationship took precedence. Regarding the work, I have for too long done what is ‘expected’ of me, rather than following my own call, and my longer-term goals which are in the process of becoming more concrete. It would be a tragic time for me to deviate from something that has been in the making for over five years, and for which I have just managed to clear the space.

It’s hard at times to judge our priorities. Although a bit conflicted on the surface, my  deeper peace and relief tells all. Its a lesson to me in practicing what I preach: keeping focus on the longer-term consequences of immediate decisions. However difficult.

About Julie Courtnage

With training in environmental science, I facilitate 'naked conversations' about sustainable wellbeing. Using facilitation techniques, systems thinking, art, music, writing, movement and photography, we explore the active creation of our uniqueness - personal and collective, as individuals, organisations and society - and our relationships with others, with sustainable wellbeing, and with genuine happiness. This journey of creation is a journey of Love. And fun.
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One Response to Priorit-ease: 365ideas4change Number 39

  1. fantastic post, thank you Julie for highlighting just how hard these choices are.

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