Urgent and important are not the same thing

Long term goals require short term actions, too.

It’s Wednesday, 5:47 pm.

Your boss brings you an urgent project.

You can either:

  1. do the urgent project, and delay that important professional networking meeting
  2. go to the important professional networking meeting, and delay the urgent project

With one, you will feel pain tomorrow.

With the other, you won’t feel the pain for another 10 years, but when it comes, it will hurt worse.

Urgent does not always mean important.  Do not confuse the two.

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