How to get your priorities straight
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: My dreams, then the marriage, then the kids. Yes, you read that right. I love my kids, but they are 3rd place—they take the bronze in my household. You see, if your priorities are screwed up, your household and your life will be screwed up. If you don’t put your dreams first, you are doing your family and yourself a disservice. Always putting others first is a horrible idea because you can’t take care of others if you don’t first take care of yourself.
Make no mistake about it, I am committed to making time for my family. I’m committed to my dreams at 100%, my marriage at 100%, and my kids at 100%. I’m not telling you to go half-way with your spouse or your kids. Do that and you will end up divorced and your kids will end up resenting you.
But don’t let your dreams ever take a back seat to anything. I told my wife Elena when we got married that I’d do anything for her, but I would never give up on my dreams. The truth is, you shouldn’t be with someone who would want you to give up on your dreams.
YOUR DREAMS ARE A PART OF YOU!
Give up on them and you give up on yourself. If you give up on your dreams I guarantee you that you will give up on anything else—including your marriage.
Somewhere along the line you may have got advice from people who have told you to settle for something less. To go for something more stable and realistic, right? Even if you find yourself settling, have you really stopped dreaming? You still dream, it’s a part of human nature.
So why not use your dreams to achieve something big? I still have dreams of things that I want to be done. This is why I work so hard to make those dreams come true. I don’t think about just getting by, or just trying to be steady and “secure.” I aim for something bigger. I aim for my dreams…