Eliminating Conflicting Priorities
The conflicting priorities or intentions can derail your resolutions. You know what you want and you probably know what you need to do to get it, but following through can sometimes be difficult. You may have demands in other areas of your life, such as family or work that prevent you from sticking to your plans. Or you may have a lot of distractions that make it hard to stay focused.
Conflicting priorities can cause such a heavy sense of defeat that you may be tempted to give up on your goals altogether. Even more importantly, feeling conflicted within only communicates that conflict to the universe, which means you keep attracting more conflict and split intentions.
There are several ways to handle inner conflict:
1. You may consider whether your outer distractions might actually be caused by you, and you are creating chaos without realizing it. For example, if you have a fear of success or failure related to your goals, you may find yourself agreeing to extra obligations so you can avoid working on your goals. The extra work provides a great excuse for why you failed to achieve your goals again. Or you may procrastinate to the point where everything converges at once and you need to scramble to meet deadlines at the last minute. Sometimes what seem to be outer distractions may actually be caused by inner conflict. That would be the first place to look, and resolve any fears, doubts, uncertainties or problematic issues you find.
2. If you discover that you’re not sabotaging your efforts but still have a lot of chaos and disorder in your life, do what you can to get balanced and organized again. You may need to cancel a few unnecessary obligations so you’ll have more time to work on your goals, or speak to your family members and ask for their support and cooperation. Remember also that the calmer and more centered you feel, the more your outer circumstances will reflect that essence. Take time each day to quiet your mind, relax your body and create harmony in body, mind and spirit.
3. If you can’t seem to find time to work on your goals, remember that “priority” means taking precedence in order of importance. That means you’ll probably have to decide what’s most important to you, moment to moment. Just how important is your goal? Is it more or less important than your other obligations and commitments? If your goal is truly important to you, you will do what it takes to make time for working on it – no matter how much juggling or eliminating unnecessary obligations you may have to do.
No matter the causes of your inner and outer conflicts, you will find that they can be easily resolved if you focus on the solutions rather than getting upset about the priorities.
Be Happy – Determine your Priorities strongly and Accomplish Your Dreams.