The Battle of The Urgent Vs The Important

The Battle of The Urgent Vs The Important

The Battle of The Urgent Vs The Important

By Sarah Wanjohi

Managing to differentiate between what’s important and what’s urgent in your day-to-day activities is what will pull you from the rut. It is a constant battle.

The urgent screams and flashes demanding for attention, and most times, it is not as important. The urgent makes you feel good, important, valuable, and busy. Yes, we are vain creatures, whatever strokes the ego and gives us comfort. The urgent could be those endless meetings, that deadline, that email that needs to be answered.

On the other hand, the important sits quietly in the corner that you tossed it, remember, still waters run deep. The important is your future, your passion, and your dream, yet you always forego it for the urgent. The important, most times is full of uncertainties, and fear, we postpone it for as long possible. It makes us uncomfortable, don’t we all love comfort?

Learn to prioritize right, plan, schedule and create time for the important. Or else, you’ll be stuck serving the urgent for the longest time. Get that project started, enroll into that course to improve your life, finish that degree, write that thesis, do what you have to do, and get out of the rat race.


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