Wednesday, July 29, 2009

urgent and important

Do you feel like you are constantly running behind? Do you have half your to-do list left undone at the end of each day? The solution to your problem could be as simple as re-evaluating what is URGENT and IMPORTANT in your life.

Urgent refers to a time deadline.
Important
means it is high value.

Every day things come across our path that are of low or high importance, and low and high urgency. How we respond to these things often determines how much time you have left over to do what you really want to do.

Urgent things on your list might be getting a big project at work completed by the deadline or picking up your sick child from school…they have to be done right now and you will stop other things you are doing to get them done.

Important tasks might be something like getting the oil changed in your car or doing the laundry. These things have to get done and you will have to set time aside to do them…but they don’t have to happen this second.

You get the idea.

So, if getting organized is important to you, you will need to set aside some time to get started. If getting organized is urgent (people are arriving at 6:00pm for dinner) then you should stop whatever you are doing and start right now!!!

Keep your urgent and important tasks in front and don’t waste your precious time on unimportant and “un-urgent” things.

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