Priorities

2 years ago by in Action Not Words, Featured Articles Tagged: , , ,

Too often in life our will to succeed and our desire to do well gets in the way of the truly important things in life.

Sure, your career, job and personal accomplishments are important your health and happiness. Despite that, your loved ones – family, friends – are truly the glue that hold you together in this life. That leads me to my question: are you truly at peace with your priorities?

Many times we chase that career, chase the money and success without thinking about the impacts it has on other parts of our lives. Sure, you’re successful but are you as happy as you were when the focus was your new spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or baby? Careers, jobs and money do not define the total happy life.

Sometimes happiness and what’s best for your long-term happiness means you make tradeoffs. You might move to a new city, take a lower paying job, or just change without any knowledge of how it will work out. It’s a leap of faith. Despite that, you need to put that happiness and those relationships ahead of all else.

Life is precious and it goes by fast. Don’t regret anything or anyone you may have lost. Put them ahead of those earthly signs of success and solve for happiness.

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Scott Gulbransen

Scott is Global Head of Digital Content at Haymon Boxing - the world's premier boxing management firm. He's the former Vice President of Digital Marketing at DSI, and ran social media and PR at brands like Applebee's, and Intuit's TurboTax. He's a regular contributor for Social Media Today, SpinSucks.com, Forbes.com, Technorati.com and in 2011 ranked #21 in the list of “Top 50 Daddy Bloggers” in the USA by Cision. His award-winning social marketing campaigns are known for their engaging content, humor and real results.

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