A famous Spanish violinist, Pablo de Sarasate once said, "For 37 years I practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius."
Priorities say a lot about who you are and where you're heading.
Sometimes as women we spend too much time pining for things and less time making them happen. My children are sick of hearing me lecture them, "You're smart! You get good at what you practice. If you practice pouting... you'll get good at it. If you practice lying... you'll get good at it. If you practice patience and love... you'll get good at it!" Those little peanuts of mine know that they are responsible to practice the things that matter most to them in this life. They know that life has priorities and you practice the ones that are most important to you.
So,if you want a stellar house but keep walking by the dirty undies on the floor, where are your priorities? Are you really more interested in watching that T.V. show and sleeping or maybe your focus is toning up at the gym? Is your goal to get organized but you spend your time in blogland reading and "getting inspired" instead of making it happen? Are you really committing to the things that are most important to YOU?
The great thing about priorities are that they can change. The priority list is ever in flux and that ebb and flow allow us freedom to shift gears and rededicate ourselves to life's most important activities. Missed opportunities in areas that are important to us too often are our own fault... we don't use our time to "practice" or "work" toward that thing that will give us the greater joy. (In my case, getting baby #6 potty trained!)