For some, work is a way to survive. For others more fortunate, work is empowerment to create the life they want. Still, people often derail from their initial objective and build their life around their work rather than fitting their work around their life. Here is a take on setting the right conditions in life.
It all starts with setting your priorities
The world needs different kinds of people. Imagine if everyone was a workaholic or if everyone was lazy. Or even scarier, what if everyone had the same thoughts and personalities? Challenging, right? Humanity thrives thanks to its variety.
So, how does one understand where they lie in the infinite spectrum of this variety? It all starts with setting your priorities. In that perspective, there is no such thing as a good or bad priority.
The problem arises if you create a life around you that does not align with your priorities, whatever those may be. When that happens, not only do you lose any control of your surroundings, but you also risk losing grasp of your interiority.
Although your inner world is always your making, by default, the way you build your life may cloud your ability to access this superpower of yours. That’s why everything starts with setting priorities.
When you decide to work on your priorities, clarity helps immensely. In other words, try to be in a clear state of mind. Traveling, being in new places, praying, exercising, or meditating can help. Even better, set your priorities at a time you are particularly joyful.
Setting the right conditions in life
Have you ever heard people complaining, “He is such a bad man, but he is making tons of money; why is it not happening to me?”. This is not how the physical world works.
Goodness is not a metric of whether your desires become true or not. Instead, it is all about setting the right conditions in life. If you do the right things, the right things will happen to you. It is a fair world. Whoever sets the right conditions gets the bounty of life.
You cannot expect to achieve your goal only because you have one. The next step is to set the right conditions for your aspiration to happen. Depending on the magnitude of the goal, it may require some planning, patience, and effort.
And that’s another reason why it is essential to first set priorities. You don’t have infinite time or energy in this life. Hence, it makes sense to be smart about your plans and focus on satisfying your priorities first!
Once you are confident about your priorities, revisit them whenever you are to make a big or smaller decision. Throughout your life, double-check whether the arrangements you have made with work, family, relationships, and everything help you stay true to your priorities.
- First, set your priorities at a time of clarity, and hopefully joy.
- If you do the right things, the right things will happen to you. Whoever sets the right conditions gets the bounty of life.
- Throughout your life, double-check whether the arrangements you have made around you help you stay true to your priorities.