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What’s Urgent Vs What’s Important – Choose

By focusing on what seems urgent at the expense of what is important you may “win the battle but lose the war” in the business of life.

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat”, wrote the ancient Chinese General Sun Tzu in “The Art of War”.

urgent_imageThink of a pinball machine as a metaphor for all the urgent things that demand our attention throughout the day. And while we may not feel like we’re playing a game, per se, when accomplishing such tasks, we might feel attracted to (or even seduced by) the rapid pace and focus that’s required to get them done.

Add a small endorphin rush as we check off the next item on our to-do list, and it’s easy to see how the urgent can feel gratifying, even addictive at times. The challenge is that some of the urgencies might also be important, but the allure of the game gives everything equal weight. As a result, we can end up spending time and energy on the less important…

What you will learn from “Stop Focusing on What’s Urgent and Prioritize What’s Important” will help upgrade your approach in your quest for excellence and self improvement. You can become one of those high achievers who never really appear to be busy.

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