Urgent Should Take Precedence Over Important

Life is busy. Work is busy. Some of us feel overloaded at work with more to do than we have time to accomplish it in. Unfortunately, it seems like everything on our plate is urgent and we can never get to the important tasks.

When it comes time to invest in improving ourselves, we can never seem to accomplish it – something more urgent and pressing comes before these important tasks.

Many of us have been to training classes where we discuss the four quadrants of time management, so the graphic above is probably not new to you. One of the important takeaways is this: urgency and importance and not two completely different things. A task can be both urgent and important – in fact, many tasks before urgent because of how important they are.

In this article, The Urgent Should Displace the Important, you will learn how to mix importance and urgency to accomplish the right tasks.

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