We all have things in life we say are important to us, but our actions show something different. This advice is going to sound simple, but it can be life-changing.

Each day I write down my three top priorities on a 3x5 index card. By focusing on the three most important items and completing them, I can ensure my day was a success.

There will always be distractions during the day, but by putting these priorities on paper and scheduling time to complete them you are set up for great success.

Many times we must do things we may not want to do, but they are part of our job. As you consider your priorities, the more you can align them with your purpose, the greater your fulfillment.

Always ask yourself:  Do these priorities align with my purpose? My purpose statement is to encourage and empower others to live, lead, and finish well. I work to align my priorities with this purpose in mind.

You can learn more about how you can schedule, align, and accomplish your priorities by downloading my Hacking Your Life eBook for free!