Urgent please read asap by Seth Godin
I wanted to share a post which was written by Seth Godin. The original post can be read here
The reason for re-posting this is I think it relates very well to my post Hard things first and I was writing a very short follow up, but Seth has really captured what I was trying to convey.
Urgent please read asap – by Seth Godin
“That’s what gets done, of course. The urgent.
Not the article you haven’t gotten around to writing, the trip to the gym that will pay off in the long run, the planning for your upcoming birthday party, dinner with your parents (who would love to see you), ten minutes to sit quietly, saying thank you to a friend for no real reason… no, we do the urgent first.
The problem, of course, is that the queue of urgent never ends, it merely changes its volume as it gets longer.
Yes, we’ve heard it said that it’s the important, not the urgent, that deserves attention. But it understates just how much we’ve been manipulated by those that would make their important into our urgent.”