Osprey, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Basic Priorities | Jan 2020


These basic priorities lead to success.


Osprey, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Osprey, taking off


When you take off this year, include these three basic priorities to achieve more.

And yes, I realize that by now you have already made resolutions, plans, and promises.

But these priorities are so powerful that you can start using them at any time. Even in July. Or in December. Or today.

They are:

1) Find ways to say yes.

Every solution begins with a yes.

So be part of the solution by finding ways to say yes.

For example, you might say yes to: Starting a project; Making a phone call; or (even) Asking someone to join you on a walk.

Right now I’m working on a book project. First I had to say yes to start. Then I’ve met every setback with, “Yes, I will find a solution.”

If I were to say no, the project would stop and thus fail.

2) Find ways to make friends.

Every success is a cooperative project.

So make friends with the people who can help you. In fact, make friends with everyone because you never know who might be able to help with something. (It really is a small, small world, after all.)

For example, this can include making friends with: People at work; Members of organizations; and (even) Strangers, such as the person who bags your groceries.

3) Find ways to be kind.

Every commendable legacy is built on a foundation of goodness.

Then add to that legacy, moment by moment, by showing compassion and kindness.

So make kindness a priority in everything that you. For example, this can include: Thanking people; Smiling at strangers; and (even) Driving carefully.

The Benefit

These priorities make every activity easier. As a result, you will accomplish more and feel better about yourself.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find More at:

First Choice

Choosing Success

Earth Day 2019


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation


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6 Comments
  • Catherine Kaye
    Posted at 13:33h, 20 January

    Easy to say Yes–this is a terrific idea on how to start the New Year!

  • Eileen Brownell
    Posted at 20:05h, 20 January

    Great article as always. thanks for sharing your insight.

  • Teri Rider
    Posted at 23:51h, 20 January

    As always, Steve, your wisdom resounds in my heart.
    YES! I will give attention to these priorities and share them with others.
    And lovely photo of the osprey. One of my favorites.

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 04:07h, 21 January

    Excellent advice for this New Year and beautiful photo. Thank you.

  • Thilda Zorn
    Posted at 15:07h, 24 January

    lovely, great, helpful – besides, I like to say yes without the “back idea” somebody might be of help…..
    much love and much success to you, dear Steve, and a big smile for the Year 2020

  • Joyce Rouse
    Posted at 18:57h, 25 January

    Thank you for your (always) wise, kind ideas and words. Blessings for a healthy and prosperous New Year, my friend! Joyce

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