The word “priority” came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular.

At that time, “priority” meant the very first or prior thing.

“Priority” stayed singular for the next five hundred years. It wasn’t until the 1900s that we began to pluralize the term and introduce the concept of “priorities.”

Could it be that we were never meant to have priorities? After all, if something is first, how can it have an equal?

Pick one thing. Make it your priority. Distorting the word will not change reality. If you want to be true to its origin, only one thing can be first. What is your priority?

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