Easwaran's reminder is a good gift for starting my day. My life began changing when I began to incorporate "First things first" in my life. As often as I can, I ask myself what is the priortiy action NOW. When I focus on the next priority action, I don't waste time analyzing and thinking, much of which wastes time and energy. Slowing down and aiming my thoughts and energy at what is truly important has changed me and my life. The ego, feeding off of drama and fear, thinks so much is important that is not. Recognizing what comes from my ego versus what is necessary for life is easier when I concentrate on slowing down.