What you say vs. what you do

One of the best ways to keep yourself honest about whether or not you’re actually prioritizing what’s important to you is to regularly take stock of two things.

1. What are your goals, aspirations, passions, interests, etc.? These are your words, the things you say are important to you.

2. How are you actually spending your most valuable asset—time? These are your actions, the things that you’re actually making important to you.

Now see how often you can legitimately connect items in #1 with those in #2.

The more connections you have, the better your words are aligned with your actions.

Not many connections? Change what you’re doing to support what you’re saying. Or maybe even more effectively, change what you’re saying to reflect what you’re already doing.