Have you ever asked yourself the question: what matters most for you? I guess we may have different answers. What I know is that it makes sense to think about it. Because if you know what matters most to you, then you can do something about it. You can focus your time, resources and energy on these important priorities that mean a lot to you.
Let me share with you what matters most for me. The three things that are most important for me are:
1. My family
2. My relationships
3. My work
My guess is that family matters to all of us. Our happiness is greatly enhanced if we have a happy and healthy family where everyone loves, respects and trusts each other. The secret for a happy and healthy family is being there for each other in a loving and caring way in good and bad times. Society would be much better off if each family learns and implements this simple principle. Barbara Bush once said “Your success as a family, our success as a country depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house”
In my family, attendance at dinner time is very important, so the excuses better be very good ones. Personally, dinner time is one of the most important family gatherings, where we share our stories, successes, disappointments and hopes. That’s where a lot of the family bonding take places and last for the rest of our life. So treasure family get-together, and organize reunions so that you too have opportunities to meet and interact with your family members.
Secondly, relationship matters. For me, life is simply a series of relationship that I make along my journey through life. These loving relationships enrich my life, and help to make my life more interesting and meaningful. Without the relationship with my family, loved ones, friends and colleagues, my life would not be very interesting and exciting. We support and help each other in our celebrations and sorrows. Relationship is the spice of life! Think about all the lovely people you have met in your life to date and how each of them have contributed to make your life that much happier. So nurture your relationships, and make them a priority in your life.
Thirdly, work matters. My work have allowed me to earn a good living and to contribute to my family and to society at large. Through your salary, you can provide for the financial needs of your family and loved ones. Your work environment is a rich place to develop lasting and meaningful relationships too. Your job and profession also gives me an opportunity to make the most of my potential.
In conclusion, the three things that matter most to me are my family, my relationships and my work. I owe a lot of thanks and gratitude to my family, my friends and my employers for assisting me to be what I am today.
So do you know what matters most to you? If you don’t, take time to determine your top priorities in life. If you do know, are you really putting enough time, resources and energy to nurture and enhance them? If not, what are you waiting for? After all, these are the priorities that matter most to you!