50 quotes About Priorities To Remember What’s Important

Do you struggle to get your life priorities in order? These quotes about priorities will help you clarify what is really important to you in your life.

In today’s busy world, we can feel pressured to juggle too many responsibilities. Since there seemingly isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done, we often wonder what our top priority should be. Ask anyone in your life and you’ll probably get different answers from different people. This makes sense, because most people will have different priorities.

How can you determine what should be your highest priority?

Chances are this is the first thing that comes to mind when you read that question. For many people, the most important thing in life is family, whether that includes their spouse, children, or other family members. For other people, their top priority may be their health, faith, community, career, or personal growth.

The best quotes about priorities

1. “You have to move by priorities, that is the secret of mastery of time.”
robin sharma

2. “The lack of time is really a lack of priorities.”
Tim Ferriss

3. “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things.”
Brian Tracey

4. “Try to have clear priorities and keep the emergency list up to date.”
Lee Iacocca

5. “Most of us spend too much time on the urgent and not enough on the important.”
Stephen Covey

6. “Action expresses priorities.”
Mahatma Gandhi

7. “To change your life, you need to change your priorities.”
Mark Twain

8. “There is no such thing as ‘I don’t have time.’ This is all just a matter of priorities.”
Maciej Aniserowicz

9. “Whether you like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change, and so do you.”
Marilu Henner

10. “There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to remind you what your priorities are.”
Amy Reed

11. “If it’s a priority, you’ll find a way to do it. If not, you will find an excuse.”
Jim Rohn

12. “Instead of saying ‘I don’t have time,’ try saying ‘it’s not a priority’ and see how you feel.”
Laura Vanderkam

13. “The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
Stephen Covey

14. “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”
Dallin H Oaks

15. “Your decisions reveal your priorities.”
Jeff Van Gundy

16. “My first priority is spending time with my family.”
Tom Sellek

17. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories in all areas of your life. You cannot consider yourself truly successful in your business life if your home life is a mess.”
zig ziglar

18. “Good things happen when you set your priorities.”
Scott Caan

19. “I have always been very conscious of balance and even before I had a child, my life always took precedence over my work.”
Charlize Theron

20. “If you are too busy to enjoy quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.”
Dave Willis

21. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.”
Margaret Peters

22. “Family has always been the number one priority, no matter what happens elsewhere.”
Gloria Estefan

23. “Sometimes things happen in life that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly.”
Mariska Hargitay

24. “I’m a pretty independent person, and I had to be. When I was a child and became a young man, I had to take care of myself. And now I’m very family oriented. It is a big priority in my life.”
Hugh Jackman

25. “Let us reflect on what is really valuable in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities based on that.”
Dalai Lama

26. “Being prepared is important, knowing how to wait is even more important, but taking advantage of the right moment is the key to life.”
Arthur Schnitzler

27. “Sometimes it is the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”
Keri Russell

28. “My children are my priority and always have been.”
victoria beckham

29. “Never put your family, friends, or partner low on your priority list. I prefer a handful of really close friends to a hundred acquaintances.”
Sam Altman

30. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time.”
Jim Rohn

31. “The priority must be to carry out the activities that add value from the beginning, in order to create more.”
George Gonzalez Moore

32. “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to trade for it. Set your priorities and go to work.”
Haroldson Hunt

33. “A symptom that you are approaching a nervous breakdown is believing that your work is tremendously important.”
Bertrand Russell

34. “My first priority is to try to protect my family.”
Orlando Bloom

35. “Remembering that I am going to die soon is the most important tool I have found to help me make the big decisions in life”
Steve Jobs

36. “The wise are those who learn that the bottom line does not always have to be your top priority.”
William Arthur Ward

37. “Deadlines are not bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you go when you don’t feel like it.”
Harvey Mackay

38. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
Thomas Merton

39. Our ability to classify things is invaluable in making decisions and setting priorities.
Martha Beck

40. “There is no real magic to being a good leader. But at the end of each week, you need to spend your time on the things that are really important: setting priorities, measuring results, and rewarding them.”
Jeffrey R. Immelt

41. “Action requires focus and priorities, and these inherently require compromise and pragmatism.”
Dominic Cummings

42. “I would like to be remembered as someone who kept his priorities in the right order.”
S. Truett Cathy

43. “As always: The urgent does not leave time for the Important.”

44. “He who thinks long before making a decision will spend his whole life standing on one foot”
Chinese Proverb

45. “Take advantage of the time that flies by so fast; order will teach you to buy time”.
Johann W. Goethe

46. ​​“Things that matter most should never be at the mercy of those that matter least.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

47. “Every night before I go to bed, I take out a little card and write a list of the things I have to do the next day in order of priority.”
Joseph B Wirthlin

48. “You don’t have to live in the thick of things. Focus on your priorities, on those activities that make real sense. Your life will be rewarding and exceptionally peaceful.”
robin sharma

49. “Time is beyond our control and the clock is ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximize the time we have.”
John C Maxwell

50. “Don’t manage your time, manage your priorities. Cut your main goals into small pieces. Every little priority or requirement on the way to the end goal becomes a mini goal in itself.”
Denis Waitley

So what is your top priority?

Whatever you decide is your highest priority in your life, you will always have time for it above all else. It can be your family, work, health or something else.

From there, you can decide what is the next priority, the next, and the next. Don’t forget to make personal care one of your priorities! If you don’t allow some time for your own needs, everything else will fall apart.

What is your biggest takeaway from these sentences about priorities? Do you have any other helpful quotes to add? You can use the comments section below.