What Is Most Important?

What is most important to you?

My husband and I have been working on a Life Plan we were introduced to on Michael Hyatt’s website. We took a few days and went away to plan our lives…specifically our marriage and family goals. Our time away was very productive; we prayed a lot, talked a lot and took pages of notes. We thought figuring out what was most important to us would be easy, but actually the activity challenged us with some great questions:

  • Do I live according to my values, or do I say I value something but live in a way that doesn’t show it?
  • Where do I fit into what’s important to me?
  • What place should work have on my list–do I work simply to live or do I love what I do?
  • Are relationships or tasks more important?

These are just a few of the discussion topics that came up. All of it was so valuable to us.

An interesting thing happened when I returned home.

I noticed that even though I didn’t talk much about my writing priorities, when I settled back into writing mode the path ahead held more clarity than it had previously. Mentally, I had a plan mapped out that was previously vague. What a pleasant surprise! Jumping back in felt exciting and productive. I knew where I was headed, simply as a result of spending time working out those questions.

We’re still at it.

My husband and I still have planning to do, but we feel more purposeful about our daily lives since our time away. We believe what God says about a man making plans, but God directing his steps (Proverbs 16:9). I’m confident that the plans ahead will be fabulous.

What is important to you? Do you have a life plan? How do you set goals?

2 thoughts on “What Is Most Important?

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! My friend Tammy always does Michael Hyatt’s life planning…and I’ve been reading his blog for about a year because of her recommendation. I need to sit down and actually go through the plan though. It sounds so valuable!


    1. We are finding it very helpful! Great to know of others who are following Michael Hyatt’s blog. I just bought his book Platform and can’t wait to read it. Happy blogging 🙂


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