43 Best Quotes About Priorities

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom in life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -Lin Yu Tang

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom in life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -Lin Yu Tang

Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things.-  Stephen Covey

Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things.- Stephen Covey

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. -George Bernard Shaw

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. -George Bernard Shaw

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. -Scott Caan

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. -Scott Caan

If you continually ask yourself, 'What's important now'' you won't waste time on the trivial.  -Lou Holtz

If you continually ask yourself, ‘What’s important now” you won’t waste time on the trivial. -Lou Holtz

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.-Bruce Lee

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.-Bruce Lee

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.  -Theodore Parker

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. -Theodore Parker

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. -Timothy Ferriss

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities. -Timothy Ferriss

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things. -Jim Rohn

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things. -Jim Rohn

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

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

No one is going to hand you an organizational chart. You have to hand it to yourself. -Robert Genn

No one is going to hand you an organizational chart. You have to hand it to yourself. -Robert Genn

Nobody's life is ever all balanced. It's a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day. -Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day. -Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein

Our days are like identical suitcases. Even though they are all the same size, some people area able to pack more into them then others. The reason? They know what to pack. -John C. Maxwell

Our days are like identical suitcases. Even though they are all the same size, some people area able to pack more into them then others. The reason? They know what to pack. -John C. Maxwell

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

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

Priority is a function of context. -Stephen R. Covey

Priority is a function of context. -Stephen R. Covey

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. -Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. -Albert Einstein

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

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

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.  -Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. -Stephen Covey

The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.  -Leo Babauta

The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now. -Leo Babauta

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.-Brandon Sanderson

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.-Brandon Sanderson

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life. -David F. Jakielo

The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life. -David F. Jakielo

The necessary has never been man s top priority.The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness, Unlike other form of life , man's greatest exertions are made in persuit not of necessities but of superfluities. -Eric Hoffer

The necessary has never been man s top priority.The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness, Unlike other form of life , man’s greatest exertions are made in persuit not of necessities but of superfluities. -Eric Hoffer

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.  -Lloyd Alexander

The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time. -Lloyd Alexander

The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.-Robert J. McKain

The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.-Robert J. McKain

The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest. -Bob Hawke

The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest. -Bob Hawke

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don't drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there. -Andy Stanley

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

What may be done at any time will be done at no time. -Scottish Proverb

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

What seems so necessary today may not even be desirable tomorrow. -Martin Luther King

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.-Stephen Covey

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.-Stephen Covey

When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple.-Anthony Robbins

When you know what’s most important to you, making a decision is quite simple.-Anthony Robbins

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage?pleasantly, smilingly, upapologetically, to say ?no? to other things. -Stephen R. Covey

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage?pleasantly, smilingly, upapologetically, to say ?no? to other things. -Stephen R. Covey

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. -Charles Bixton

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. -Charles Bixton

Action expresses priorities.  -Mahatma Gandhi

Action expresses priorities. -Mahatma Gandhi

Always concentrate on the most valuable use of your time. This is what separates the winners from the losers.  -Brian Tracy

Always concentrate on the most valuable use of your time. This is what separates the winners from the losers. -Brian Tracy

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. -H. L. Hunt

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. -H. L. Hunt

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. -Dallin H. Oaks

Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. -Dallin H. Oaks

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden

Do the duty which lies nearest to you. The second duty will then become clearer. -Thomas Carlyle

Do the duty which lies nearest to you. The second duty will then become clearer. -Thomas Carlyle

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie

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