Prioritizing the Important over the Urgent

This is the struggle of living in modern times.  

There is always something new for us to consume.  Always an urgent crisis that fights its way onto our to do list.

And it’s easy to get swept up.  To fight fire after fire.

But what if, rather than fighting fire after fire, we figured out how to prevent the fire from happening in the first place? 

It’s easy to get wrapped up in social media, our technology, and our emails and associate them as necessities.  That if we don’t get to it or respond right away, something terrible may happen.

But long term change doesn’t typically evolve out of a crisis – it develops from careful deliberation.

From setting aside the time to think about the important.  To plan for it.

It’s probably not quite as fun as responding to that next email.  Or that phone call.

But it is important.

Be deliberate, and focus on what you want to focus on.  Not what someone else thinks you need to make a priority.

It’s the only way to make meaningful change happen.

By setting aside the urgent, and prioritizing what’s truly important to you.

What have you been putting off?

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