15 Quotes That Will Help You Get Your Life Priority List In Order

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We all forget where we’re heading sometimes. Regardless of whether you struggle with serious procrastination tendencies or get tunnel vision for one thing and lose sight of the rest of the picture, it’s important to occasionally pause for a moment of self-reflection. What are your core values? How are those values being expressed in your actions? And could you make some minor changes that end up making a major difference?

As you move through this brief self-assessment, check out the 15 quotes below for some inspiration. They’re bound to help you reset that priority list in a productive way and inspire you to get moving on what you’re passionate about ASAP.


“Everything is guided by values of some kind. Knowing them helps you understand why you do the things you do.” — Cynthia Hardwick, Ph.D.

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“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela


“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” — Brene Brown


“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” — Scottish Proverb


“What seems so necessary today may not even be desirable tomorrow.” — Martin Luther King

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“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” — Albert Einstein


“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” — Stephen R. Covey


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis


“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee

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“Sometimes when you’re overwhelmed by a situation — when you’re in the darkest of darkness — that’s when your priorities are reordered.” — Phoebe Snow


“We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.” — Andy Stanley


“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt


“Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.” – Alan Watts

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“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson


“You can have it all. Just not all at once.” — Oprah Winfrey


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