81 Priority Quotes To Remind You What’s Important In Life

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With everything happening around us, it can be challenging to remain focused on what is important in life.  

However, focusing on our priorities can help us to be more productive, accomplish our goals, and to be happier. 

That is why I have compiled a list of my favorite priority quotes to help remind us what is important in life.

Why Is Reading Priority Quotes Important? 

Discovering our priorities helps us determine what goals we want to set for ourselves. Defining what truly matters to us helps us to know the steps we need to take to make our dreams a reality.  

Priority Quotes 

  1. “Instead of saying ‘I don’t have time’ try saying ‘it’s not a priority,’ and see how that feels.” – Laura Vanderkam 
  2. “To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” – Mark Twain 
  3. “I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.” – Taylor Swift 
  4. “Like it or not, the world evolves, priorities change and so do you.” – Marilu Henner 
  5. “The most important thing in life is knowing the most important things in life.” – David F. Jakielo 
  6. “Focus on your priorities before your priorities lose focus on you.” – Sarah Leigh 
  7. Your priorities determine your happiness — place them in order and act on them.” – Francis Shenstone 
  8. “Having priorities is essential. So is having them in the right order.” – Michael Hyatt 
  9. “The root of productivity is in personal priorities. Know what matters to you and why.” – Melissa Steginus 
  10. “Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.” – Scott Caan 

Put Yourself First Quotes

  1. “It’s not weak to stand by the person you love when they’re trying to fix a big mistake, and it’s not weak to decide to put yourself first.” — Sylvia Day 
  2. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” — Rachel Bartholomew 
  3. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” — Iyanla Vanzant 
  4. “You always have to remember to take care of you first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” — Jada Pinkett Smith 
  5. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” — Aziz Gazipura 
  6. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.” — Lorii Myers 
  7. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” — Rebecca Traister 
  8. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” — Emily Maroutian 
  9. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” — Keysha Jade 
  10. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” — Brittany Burgunder

Priorities Quote Taylor Swift

You Matter Quotes

  1. “You matter. You are visible. You are wanted. You are needed. You are appreciated. Your life makes a difference.” — Dr. Gayle Joplin Hall 
  2. Do something good for yourself today. You matter.” — Virginia Madsen 
  3. “You were seen, you were heard, and you matter.” — Oprah Winfrey 
  4. “You matter! You might be but one drop in a bigger ocean, but even that drop causes ripples which affect every other drop.” — Sue Krebs 
  5. You matter. How you feel matters. What you say, do, and think matters. It all matters.” — Richelle E. Goodrich 
  6. “The biggest lie we fall for is that it doesn’t matter. Your opinion doesn’t matter. Your existence doesn’t matter. You don’t matter. It is the worst, most destructive lie we ever believe, and in consequences, it wreaks extensive damage to more lives than your own. Don’t fall for that evil lie. Don’t forget that everything about you absolutely does matter.” — Richelle E. Goodrich 
  7. “You matter as much as the things that matter to you do.” — John Green 
  8. “You matter. You are good enough. You are loved.” – unknown 
  9. “You are living. You occupy space. You have a mass. You matter.” — Albert Einstein 
  10. “You matter to somebody, even if you don’t know it yet.” — Unknown

Choose Yourself First Quotes

  1. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” — Rebecca Traister 
  2. “Sweetheart, marry your goals, remain committed to success, be loyal to your dreams. It’s okay to choose yourself.” – R.H. Sin 
  3. “When you choose yourself first you show the world what you truly deserve.” – Dhiman      
  4. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.”  Rebecca Traister 
  5. “She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.” – Tyler Kent White 
  6. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to, self love is choosing yourself and choosing yourself is self care. You’re entertaining the wrong things with the wrong people because you’re struggling with loving yourself. “It’s okay to take a break, a moment for yourself. It’s okay to be selfish if it means rediscovering your own power and happiness.” R. H. Sin 
  7. “It’s called choosing yourself, not earning yourself.” – Z.V. 
  8. To the woman reading this with a tired soul and a restless heart I hope you find the courage to choose yourself.” – R.H. Sin 
  9. “Choose yourself. Choose what is best for your heart. And the right people will come. The love that you deserve, will stay.” Unknown      
  10. “By choosing yourself first you are giving other people the permission to set boundaries and make themselves a priority too.” – Caitlin Gibson

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Quotes About Putting Yourself First

  1. “You don’t need to live to fulfill other’s expectations. Live for yourself, love yourself and do not let them tell you that it is selfish.” — Mridula Singh 
  2. “In fact, if you want to attract success, you will have to put yourself first. You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.” — Talane Miedaner 
  3. “Put yourself first and everyone benefits.” — Jim Karas 
  4. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first and friendship and love will naturally find you.” — Mandy Hale 
  5. “Always put yourself first – never compromise on your own happiness in order to make someone else happy.” — Hayley Mulenda 
  6. “It’s important to put yourself first from time to time. It’s not selfish—it’s actually going to put you in a better position to give to others.” — Carley Centen 
  7. It’s not selfish to put yourself first when you create your life. When you take time for yourself you make everything around you better.” – Tori Anderson 
  8. “The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first.” — Connie Cash   
  9. “When you decide to put yourself first, you make a choice to live authentically. You can nurture yourself, which in turn gives back more to the world. As you become the priority, you start to make choices based on what is right for you at that moment, not what is right for the rest of the world.” — Michelle Zawaski 
  10. “Putting yourself first is a matter of knowing when to do it and when you need it most.” — Susan Smith Blakely 

Make Yourself a Priority Quote

  1. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck 
  2. “When you prioritize yourself, everything else will fall into its place.” – Rachel Jo 
  3. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale 
  4. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” – John O’Donohue 
  5. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody. Therefore, it is imperative that you tend to your joy first. People are responsible for their own joy. When you tend to your joy and do what makes you feel good, you are a joy to be around and you are a shining example to every child and every person in your life. When you are feeling joy, you don’t even have to think about giving. It is a natural overflow.” – Rhonda Byrne 
  6. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” – Kristi Ling 
  7. “The key is to not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey 
  8. “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of others.” – Jennifer Williamson 
  9. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” – Unknown 
  10. “When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up.” – Germany Kent

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Making Yourself a Priority Quotes

  1. “I’ve always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work.” – Charlize Theron 
  2. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” — Gabrielle Union 
  3. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. Putting yourself first allows you to meet your needs in the most skillful way. This, in turn, increases your happiness, joy, and capacity to love, so you can give freely and create healthy relationships.” – Aziz Gazipura 
  4. “Prove to the world you are worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: you. – Carrie Hope Fletcher 
  5. “People pleasing and putting others first literally diminished my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Overwhelmingly, most emotionally wounded people demonstrate this trait. Many of us have been programmed to put others first; to be of service to others before we serve ourselves.” – Christopher Dines 
  6. When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.” – Iyanla Vanzant 
  7. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have. – Brittany Burgunder 
  8. “When you care for yourself first, the world will also find you worthy of care. – Haemin Sunim 
  9. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay 
  10. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day 

Depending On Yourself Quotes

  1. “You don’t have to worry about burning bridges, if you’re building your own.” –  Kerry E. Wagner 
  2. “Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.” – Sophocles 
  3. “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” – unknown 
  4. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” –  Napoleon Bonaparte 
  5. “There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self.” – John Gay 
  6. Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own thinking.” – Grenville Kleiser 
  7. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” –  Michael Bassey Johnson 
  8. “The best bet is to bet on yourself.” –  Arnold Glasow 
  9. “If you depend on others for your value, it is ‘other-worth’, not ‘self-worth’.”  –  Wayne Dyer 
  10. “Self-reliance, always. And cheerfulness.” – Marcus Aurelius 
  11. “On my own, I will just create, if it works, it works and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” – Oprah Winfrey 

Final Thoughts On Priority Quotes… 

By discovering where our priorities lie, and what truly matters in our lives, we will be better able to discover what we need to do to make our dreams a reality and to make ourselves happy. 

I hope these quotes helped inspire you. 

Take care of yourself. 

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