While we were living in California we had the opportunity to attend a regional conference where Elder Richard G. Scott presided and spoke. His message really touched us, and it was a "tender mercy" to have him give a similar talk at the next general conference. Now we have an official transcript, which you can find here. The phrase that jumped out at us was this one:
"In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn’t. Be wise and don’t let good things crowd out those that are essential."
Over the years I've gone back to that thought over and over again as I strive to find the right balance between all my choices between good and good. Essential things must come first.