Common steps and sub-activities

Reducing desires - prioritising and reordering

What in the end determines the priority of objectives? 

There is the obvious one of for example, doing the things we need to do in order to survive, but again why one objective becomes more important than another seems to be something of a mystery – and this time it is not that one will make us happier than another. 

We seem to set our targets particularly high when we feel an objective to be an important one – exciting, impossible or dangerous – a Challenge -  so one pointer to how important an objective is, can be how impossible it is to meet!

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Nature
Without electricity the air would rot; and without the violence of direction which men and women have, .. no excitement, no efficiency.  We aim above the mark, to hit the mark.  Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it

Anatole France
The fascination of danger is at the bottom of all great passions

So review the list and reorder it 

No

Objective

Why have you got this objective?

one

I would like to change my house to something less expensive to maintain and  pay for, in a prettier place - away from the city and somewhere more peaceful

Because my present house worries me, the bills worry me, the noise of the city gives me no peace, I hate cities and I love the country

 

one

I want get out of the rat race

It is making me ill

I get no sex because I am hardly ever at home and I am knackered when I am at home

two

I would like to be looked after like I was when I was a child 

Because I felt safe and happy then and loved

three

I would like to know what it is like to fly like a bird

No idea

Four

I would like to drive a Ferrari for a day

Because I would like to feel what it is like to go that fast

Five

I would like to go on holiday to a tropical island 

Because I think it will give me a sense of peace and the colours and sounds look beautiful