Correct priorities is the principles of progress because when you establish your priorities according to your purpose and goals then your progress is guaranteed.
Correct priorities protects your time. When you set the right priorities you use your time for intentional purposes: your time isn't abused or wasted.
Correct priorities protects your energy.
Correct priorities protects your talents and gifts.
Correct priorities protects your decisions.
Correct priorities protects your discipline.
Correct priorities simplifies your life!
Keep in mind, failure to establish correct priorities causes you to waste your most precious commodities: time and energy.
Why is the principles of priorities so important? As Dr. Myles Munroe puts it: "Because if priorities are the essence of life, then we should want to know what our priorities in life should be so that we can live effectively." Would it surprise you to know that most of the people in the world are driven by incorrect priorities that occupy and control their entire lives.
In Dr. Munroe's book, Understanding Your Place in God's Kingdom, he mentions a study done by Abraham Maslow--a behavioral scientist and psychologist on human behavior. He concluded that all human behavior is driven by the same basic "hierarchy of needs":
Here is something else that I think you will find interesting... all have this in common.. that their primary focus is on the needs of the worshiper. Priorities in religious prayers and petitions are for personal needs. Human needs are what drives religion. Keep in mind, that most of what we call "faith" is nothing more than striving for the very things on Abraham Maslow has on his list.
**These concepts are excerpts from Dr. Myles Munroe's book Understanding Your Place in God's Kingdom. I highly recommend reading it.