By Vernalee
Are you a priority or an option?
The late great Maya Angelou gave us lasting wise advice. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
Priority is defined as being regarded as more important than another;
the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important;
the right to take precedence or to proceed before others.
Option is defined as the opportunity or ability to choose something or to choose between two or more things; something that can be chosen: a choice or possibility.
By definition, it goes without asking. Would you rather be regarded as highly important or a mere possibility?
Do you want to be relegated to the back of the line in terms of what’s important to the person that you have made highly important? Maybe the play on words here are tongue twisters, but they are accurate statements of facts.
It doesn’t add up – mathematically, logically, or realistically. Simply stated, it is not wise to make someone first in your life when you are just a number in theirs; thinking that you are in second place maybe just your optimism. When you rank behind everything else; when they get to you whenever, wherever, with whatever, don’t fool yourself. You are an option! If someone isn’t obviously going out of their way to position you to be a priority, it may not mean that they don’t care. It does mean that they don’t care enough to make you as a priority. You cannot reasonably elevate yourself or vacate if you refuse to acknowledge where you are. Take heed. Read the signs. Believe what your eyes behold; it is more than a scintilla of evidence. Actions speak louder than words. Don’t lie in a state of disregarded oblivion. Being anything but first is losing!
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