🎹 Music for this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGgbMdMUSs8.
Here’s something that I didn’t think belonged in Three Things About Priorities, but that is important nonetheless:
In a pure prioritization process, you should not consider the resources you have at hand to address your priorities.
Why is that?
If something is important enough to be your #1 priority, then it is…your top priority. Whether or not you have the resources to accomplish it is another matter entirely.
If that priority is truly important, then your next step is to consider how to get the resources to address it.
If that becomes uncomfortable, and your #2 priority seems more appealing as a result, then your #2 is, in fact, your top priority.
You might say that this concept is adjacent to “Your highest priority may be to feel good. Either own that, or do hard things” in my previous post, and I would agree with you. In fact, avoiding the work that you need to wrangle resources for your #1 priority may be a form of feeling good.
Whatever choice you make, own it.