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Many of us live our lives on autopilot. We have our routine and we go about it. The places and faces change, but we do the same things over and over again. We have a comfortable, automatic flow to how we live our lives.

If this is you and you’re getting what you want out of life, then more power to your flow. If however, you feel like you’re going through the motions and you’re not satisfied, it’s time to question what’s important to you.

I’m not talking about what you think is important to you – like family, success, or adventure. What’s really important to you is based on how you spend your time.

What we spend our time thinking and doing matters

We get what we focus on. The more time we spend on something, the more energy we give it, and the more likely we will get more of it in return.

For example, the more time you spend thinking about and working on money, the richer you will become. There are, of course, different ways to think about money. If you think about the money you don’t have and how one day you’ll get some, that’s not going to bring you more money.

If however, you’re focused on what you have and how easily you make and attract money, then you are very likely wealthy.

The Universe knows what’s important to you by where you spend your time and energy. We apply energy with our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and certainly with our actions.

Find out what’s important to you, and do it

You can choose what’s important to you. If you’re not sure, then scale it down. Start simple. Don’t over think it.

Think what’s important to you this minute, this hour, or this day. Since now is when you have impact, start now.

If doing the dishes is more important to you than reading this post, get up and do the dishes. It’s really that easy. You don’t have to plan your whole life, just plan your minute or your day.

Lorraine Haataia, a good friend and writing companion of ours, asked herself recently what was important. She took the approach that she can tell by what she spends her time on. She downloaded an app called ATracker to keep track of her waking hours.

The app allowed her to create categories of her time and record the amount of time she spends on each of them.

She was amazed at the results. She thought writing her blogs and publishing a new book were most important to her. But looking at her time allocation, she realized she was spending almost as much time driving around and working around the house as she was writing.

What a wake-up call!

You see, the universe knows what’s important to you based on how you apply your energy. It doesn’t care what you choose and it has a perfect memory.

You can choose what you want to be important in your life, and you can choose how you spend your time. You will get more of what you want if you first know what it is and give it your energy.

Try keeping track of where you spend your time and figure out if it matches what you think is important. If you’re not sure what’s important to you, give that some thought too.

As we’ve talked about many times, it’s a lot easier to get what you want out of life if you know what it is.