As I understand it, you did not actually set any priorities, in the usual sense of 1,2,3. Instead you blocked off a fixed amount of time to focus on one important project. Almost everyone does that to some extent, but you have to do it responsibly. There is no universal formula that will tell you what to do when. I have been involved for the last 24 hours in selling a house on behalf of my parents, which was unscheduled but not unexpected, was important, and required focus and clarity. At the same time, I had other responsibilities as well during the same period, like picking up groceries for both my wife and I and for my parents. Should I have ignored the possible sale of the house because I had a work project that was more important to me, or that I felt more committed to? Let my parents go without lunches because I was doing something "more important" for them? The rock falls in the water, and the water responds appropriately: the house gets sold, the groceries are bought, the weekly review and an appointment get postponed to tomorrow. I'm going to see the Book of Mormon tonight, with no regrets.
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