The urgent things make time for themselves. No need to plan, no need to horse trade, no need to find a way to put two quiet hours aside – urgent things get to the top of the pile no matter what. Some of those urgent things might even be important – there’s no higher value activity than doing important things with urgency.
The problem, of course, is all the important things that get pushed aside by the merely urgent. All the little time pressing time sucking time wasting little things that seemingly have to get done now-now and that get in the way of all the less pressing more important big things that can wait, and will wait, but that wait at the expense of actually making a difference this day, this week, this year.
Don’t risk the important by placing them behind the merely urgent.
Skippy strategy: Ask, is it really so urgent?
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