Welcome to Poems On Priority With Quotations And Short Stories. Prioritizing things in life play an important role. To understand this important attribute , we will take the help of Poems on Priority, Quotations On Priority and Short Story on Priority. I hope it will be very much interesting and engaging for you.

Before we start Poems on Priority with Quotations and Short Story, let us try to understand the following with the help of materials from internet….


Let us start one by one….


When used as Noun

  • the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others.

“the safety of the country takes priority over any other matter”

  • a thing that is regarded as more important than others.

Plural noun : priorities

“playing football wasn’t high on my list of priorities”.

  • British

the right to proceed before other traffic.

“priority is given to traffic already on the roundabout”.

Similar word – right of way


“A priority is the concern, interest or desire that comes before all others”. Our priorities are the areas of our lives that are meaningful and important to us. They are usually activities , practices, or relationships that we want to put genuine effort and time into.


The state or quality of being earlier in time, occurrence etc. the right to take precedence in obtaining certain supplies, services, facilities etc, especially during a shortage. Something given special attention.

Now let us read few Quotations to understand about Priority ….


  1. If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t , you will find an excuse. …. JIM ROHN
  2. I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority.First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance. …. JIMMY CLIFF
  3. Family has always been the number one priority no matter what happens anywhere else. …. GLORIA ESTEFAN
  4. Be a father first. Don’t be a friend with your wife first, or a friend with your kids first. …. HULK HOGAN
  5. My first priority is trying to protect my family. …. ORLANDO BLOOM
  6. My family is my number one priority. …. OREN ETZIONI
  7. Lack of time is actually lack priorities. …. TIM FERRISS
  8. Good things happen when you get your priorities straight. …. SCOTT CAAN
  9. In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities. …. KAREN DUFFY
  10. The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why? …. MELISSA STEGINUS
  11. Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise these priorities at almost any price. …. FRANK SONNENBERG
  12. Life is about doing things that matter first, not last. …. RICHIE NORTON
  13. Thinking changes priorities, priorities change lives. …. NITIN NAMDEO
  14. Having priorities is essential. So is having them in the right order. …. MICHAEL HYATT
  15. Your priorities determine your happiness – place them in order and act on them. ….FRANCIS SHENSTONE
  16. Good things happen not by managing time but by prioritizing attention. …. RICHIE NORTON
  17. Priorities shift everyday; values once defined, stay same. … JOHN C. MAXWELL
  18. I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20. …. WARREN BUFFET
  19. Each night before I go to bed, I take out a small card and write a list of the things I need to do the next day in order of their priority. …. JOSEPH B. WIRTHLIN
  20. Your priorities are your character. …. ANONYMOUS
  21. Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you. …. MARILU HENNER
  22. Action expresses priorities. …. MAHATMA GANDHI
  23. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. …. STEVEN COVEY
  24. You always have time for things you put first. …. ANONYMOUS
  25. To change your life, you need to change your priorities. …. MARK TWAIN
  26. There is no such thing as ‘I don’t have time’. This is all just a matter of priorities. …. MACIEJ ANSEROWICZ
  27. Don’t be a time manager , be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite – sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself. …. DENIS WAITLEY
  28. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. …. STEPHEN COVEY
  29. Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time. ROY T. BENNETT
  30. Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make everyday, and those decisions are determined by our priorities. …. MYLES MUNROE
  31. Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s conscious decision to choose your priorities every day. …. ELISABETH HASSELBECK
  32. Deadlines aren’t bad. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it. …. HARVEY MACKAY
  33. A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people. …. MARY LANDRIEU
  34. I know where my priorities lie. …. KURT BUSCH
  35. To succeed today, you have to set priorities, decide what you stand for. …. LEE LACOCCA
  36. Having children really changes your priorities. …. CINDY CRAWFORD

POEM – 1


Make priority….

Make priority….

Make priority to know yourself

Make priority to make yourself strong

Make priority to understand yourself

Understand your strength and weaknesses

And make yourself wise everyday.

Make priority….

Make priority to understand the environment

And make yourself ready to survive

And survive well with dignity.

Make priority to be a humble winner in life

And lead an exemplary action and decision – oriented life always.

Make priority a habit

Know where your priorities lie

Be clear what you stand for


Our life is short

It is the sum total of all the decisions that we make everyday

A right decision on the basis of priority everyday

Can certainly make a satisfying

And great life for self , family, relatives and society everyday.


POEM – 2


At every stage of our life

If we understand what is the top priority?

Believe me – certainly, we can be

Some one with powerful entity,useful entity and worthy personality.

POEM – 3


Set your priorities right…

Good things will happen your way

You can change your life for better, this I say.

Yes – you will find every possible way

And the right way to lead a great life

This I can very well say.

Set your priorities right…

You need not have to find an excuse

Set your priorities right….

You will not have lack of time

And I can very well say

You can lead a balanced life.

Set your priorities right…

Life is to take care of the things that matter first

Family should always be at the top priority

Priorities should be put in the right order

To have an all round development in life.

Set your priorities right….

Always try to be a priority Manager

Please schedule your priorities

Don’t prioritize what is in your schedule.

Set your priorities right….

Priorities should help you to take the right decision

At the right time on the right matter

To succeed in life and to get satisfaction in life.

Now, let us read the Short Story…..



Today, I am going to narrate a famous short motivational story on priorities of life, taken from internet with the title Rocks, Pebbles and Sand.

To be successful in life, one should have priorities in life. Our priorities in life may differ at different stages of our life. But priorities of personal health, family and career are very very vital and other things may be of less importance

Through three items like Rocks, Pebbles and Sand, a philosophy professor wants to make his students understand about priorities in life. Let us enjoy this short motivational story…..


A professor of philosophy entered into his class room along with a large transparent empty jar, rocks, pebbles and sand and kept them on the table.

The students were amused to see all these items and were thinking what is going to happen!

As the class started, professor took the large transparent empty jar and started to fill it with rocks/stones. Then the professor asked his students, “Is the jar full? The students nodded their heads and confirmed that it was”.

Then the professor picked up the box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar. The pebbles went into through the small gap of the rock as the professor shook the jar. He once again asked, is the jar full? The students again nodded their heads and replied it was full.

Finally, the professor poured the sand into the jar and filled up the whole space. The sand went through the minute gaps and filled up the entire jar.

Now, the professor explained this activity to the class. He said, this jar is like your life, your main values are your family, health, morality etc. These things deserve top priority.

The pebbles are the other things of your life that matter like your job, house, and car etc.

The sand represent the small stuff that is like the least priorities in life, these can be like unnecessary quarrels and egos.

Addressing the students, the professor said , if you pour the sand into the jar first, there would be no place left for rocks/stones and pebbles. Therefore, you have to pay highest attention or top priority to the things that are the most important in life like family, health and spirituality.

So, spend enough time with your family, take full care of your health and never forget to develop spirituality.

Try to be honest, kind hear-ted, sensitive and helpful. These are the important qualities that are required for you and the human kind.

Therefore, everybody should understand priorities in life. You should have good strategy to take care of the priorities in life to succeed in life as well as to get lot of satisfaction in life. Better not to waste your time and effort on unnecessary aspects of life.


To conclude this vital topic, let me tell you to be very clear about what you want from your life. Have a life mission. Life Mission are the priorities that can give you meaning and mission. I am pointing out some of the priorities in life for a balanced and successful life.

  • Define your mission statement and identify things you need to accomplish or fulfill your purpose in life.

Your physical health should be kept at the top of your priority list. To improve your health eat balanced diet, develop and follow proper exercise routine, and never skip your sleep.

  • You should spend quality time with your family. Your family certainly come to your support when you have a bad time.
  • Time spent with family enhances your self – esteem, helps to promote positive habits, and builds memories.
  • It is always important to have healthy relationships. Relationships are very much important and helpful in finding meaning and purpose in life.
  • Your family comes at the top, then your friends, colleagues, or members of your community or society. All of them play significant role in your life.
  • Surround yourself with quality people that will inspire you daily. And you should keep a distance from toxic relationship as well as negative people.
  • Take care of your mental health. Experiencing burn out or stress is very common. Develop cope – up strategies to resolve issues.
  • Please never forget the value of money and importance of finance. Life will become miserable when you struggle to pay your bills or feed yourself.
  • You have to work on your savings and investment goals.Make money work for you rather than working all your life for money.
  • Save as much as possible. Increase your assets and decrease/ reduce your liabilities. Invest in low risk projects which can bring passive income in the short – term as well as for the long term.
  • You should avoid debts and save for emergencies.
  • To give priority for Self – improvement is required very much. You have to strive for excellence. You should work on regular basis in a creative way for excellence.
  • Avoid mediocrity and complacency. Define your goals. If you commit some mistakes, mid course correction should be done.
  • Focus on your strengths, visualize achieving your goals. Lay out your plan to achieve your goals by learning new skills.

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***************Ratikanta Singh**********


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