The difference between Urgent and Important

These days, I'm seeing more and more people who have trouble differentiating between things that are urgent, versus things that are important.

I was reminded about this by a recent posting over at Business is Pleasure.

Software and devices generally have a "do not disturb" setting that silences them and sends calls to voicemail.

Use these features! If you're having lunch with someone and talking to them, don't try to answer emails and texts at the same bloody time!

Urgency does not necessarily imply importance! In fact, they can often be inversely correlated.

The most important things in your life often have little urgency attached to them, so it's up to you to keep track of them and make sure they don't get smothered and forgotten in the minutia of the day-to-day.

So every day, take some time to turn off your cellphone, shut down your email, stop tweeting and twittering, sit down, and do something that's actually important!


Original article:
The urgent or the important: which should you choose?

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