One of the most powerful motivators to determine priorities is self-preservation. When you’re in the middle of an ocean, you have to have everything you need. But on a yacht with limited space, only what you need.
Which is why learning to victual (supply) a trans-oceanic yacht is a great way to teach priorities. And this is a great metaphor for business, relationships, and life in general.
Consider your next ‘journey.’ What will you need:
- If everything is just smooth sailing
- If things go bad and you have to weather storms
- To help keep up morale
- To ensure you remain healthy, nurtured and stimulated
What don’t you have room for?
What could you repurpose?
Take only what you need, but everything you need.