The Urgency Of The Important
In Stephen Coveys, he talks about the difference between important and urgent matters the seven ways to effectiveness. It’s amazing how something that urgently demands our attention, seems to almost always important. But is that it? Ordinary people use too much of their time for urgent, but non-critical tasks (like read email 12 times in the day and every call to answer – including those by telemarketers) and spend enough time for important, but non-urgent cases, such as in the gym to go or to touch to a customer after it has purchased something (not only in advance.) To see tasks that are urgent but not important, has opened my eyes, and became a foundation as I prioritize my time. Urgent matters require our immediate attention, we respond to urgent events. “Everyone of us knows probably someone constantly in the crisis mode” is employed to fires, and has always just stress, stress, stress. But have you noticed This type of person will be often very shy when it comes to their goals, because they apparently never have time for the things of which you say, that they are important to you? I’m not saying that urgent matters are not always urgent. Of course, a real crisis, which is important, must be faced.
But it is our responsibility not to other important but less urgent matters, to forget. Important activities are those that bring you closer to the goals that you have set, basically, and often they prevent urgent matters first. Important, but not urgent tasks are things that we do on their own initiative, without any external circumstances or constraints create a sense of urgency. For example, the care of your own body is not usually urgent, but it is important because it helps you to avoid illnesses and doctor visits. (I missed barely the training, since I had this realization.) If we major Tasks early in the day or in the first years of life ignore, do they have to escalate the sneaky habit in urgent matters.
To sum up, is important tasks from the non-critical tasks. Spend less time with not important tasks (especially the urgent) and spend more time with the important tasks (especially with the less urgent.) Once you have determined that something is important, it is your responsibility to assign a personal commitment and a sense of urgency to accomplish the task (even if it is not urgent). As an entrepreneur, you delegate the important but disturbing tasks (they take you not only time, but you completely disrupt your concentration on important topics) to a wizard. Their effectiveness will increase dramatically and the time spent for crisis management in your life will be drastically reduced. Decide what is important, and take care of business! Good luck Volker Schafer