Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

"Prioritization-Serenity Prayer"

Prioritization-Serenity Prayer:
(rough draft)

This topic started out with a recent discussion amongst some 12step people
about the concept from productivity gurus ... of classifying tasks as
most urgent, most important, less urgent, less important,
or combinations thereof,
And then creating a prioritization system from this.

From there, the conversation transitioned into the Big Book of AA
where it says that our goal should be to
become of most usefulness to higherpower and to others.

And then there was a pondering of how can higherpower help us
to distinguish between the more useful and the less useful.

And, most importantly, ... how do us addictive/compulsive personalities
learn to correctly determine the most important/urgent tasks,
when we have a tendency to rationalize all kinds of inappropriate choices?

During this discussion, there was an inspiration for
an idea for a possible prayer --
-- a rough draft of a "prioritization-serenity prayer".

The prayer belongs to nobody and everybody.
(You can tweak it as your higherpower guides you.)

May I be granted ...

  • the Serenity to LET GO of tasks that higherpower deems to be less useful,
  • the Courage to ACT ON tasks that higherpower deems to be more useful,
  • and the Wisdom to BE OPEN to higherpower showing me the difference!

Feedback and suggestions welcome!
This is a work in progress ...

Prioritization-Serenity Prayer -- Feedback welcome

Please feel free to submit suggestions and other versions.
This is a work in progress.

Prioritization-Serenity Prayer -- another version

God (higherpower) grant me ...

  • the Serenity to LET GO of the less useful tasks,
  • the Courage to ACT ON the more useful tasks,
  • and the Wisdom to be WILLING to know the difference!