Learning to Discern What’s Important

Learning to Discern What’s Important

And every day the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No! This is what’s important!”  ~ Iain Thomas


As the above quote attests, we are pulled in so many directions in any given day and it all feels like important. If you are the consummate helper archetype, it can be a crazy-making experience when there is so much to do and so little time. 

So – how do you determine what is truly, genuinely, authentically important  when there is an avalanche of need all around you?  Here are some great tips … and I would add – one more thing:


Try this ->

Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Take your journal with you. Settle in. Take a few deep breaths to get centered and focused. 

Then ask this simple and direct but open-ended question to yourself, “What’s important?” Wait for the answer. Let the thoughts flow into consciousness and record what feels like it needs to be recorded. Continue to ask this question until your intuitive and heart awareness makes a choice for you.  You will come to one final and true answer.

This may seem like a mundane exercise or that the question needs more clarity/description, but I promise you, if you ask this question, the answer you get will astound you.


Enjoy the read for some practical steps to also help you determine what is important by looking at the outside environment that is your life:



This simple question can be the primary navigation device in your life – ask it as many times a day as you need. It is an unfailing guide.

Always, always trust that your deepest, heartfelt truth will speak to you clearly!


Be well



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