Are You Being Lazy, or Are You Managing Your Priorities?

I think I’ve found a loophole that can get me out of doing anything I don’t feel like doing.

  • Your car needs to be washed?
    • Just say it’s not high on your list of priorities right now.
  • The leaves in your yard are piling up?
    • Just say it’s not high on your list of priorities right now.
  • That light bulb that’s been flickering in the hallway?
    • Just say it’s not high on your list of priorities right now.

I think you see where I’m going with this. If someone starts bothering you about something that needs to get done, you now have the perfect excuse.

Now some of you may be thinking that using the “priorities” line from above is really just a sign that you’re lazy.

But don’t all the time management and productivity gurus tell us how important it is to set our priorities, and to eliminate those things in life that aren’t high priority? And that we should be the ones setting our own priorities, not someone else.

I may try to implement this whole “setting of priorities” thing for the month of December.

I’ve already started to put together a list of some “priorities” that can take the place of those chores that have been piling up:

  • Watching sports on TV all weekend.
  • Surfing the web mindlessly when there’s no sports on TV.
  • Laying in bed until noon, reading Harlan Coben novels.
  • Checking to see if Dunkin’ Donuts does home delivery.

And don’t even think about calling me lazy. You’re just jealous that you don’t have your priorities in the right order.

P.S. And don’t dare use the priority line as a way of getting out of reading my blog each day.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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