The Tyranny of the Urgent

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It’s Not a Question of Time but Priorities

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You have your day planned: Meetings, phone calls, emails, client appointments…then it hits us. Something urgent requires our immediate attention or does it? The phrase “Tyranny of the Urgent” was coined in 1967 by Charles E. Hummel in his short publication. Hummel opens with the question “Have you ever wished for a thirty-hour day?” Perhaps those of us , or should I say most of us would answer yes! But even if possible would a longer day really solve our problem? Most likely not. The issue is so not one of time but priorities. That is where we choose to invest our time. Such a dilemma leads to stress, self doubt and possibly health problems. Why were we never taught this in school? Hummel was inspired by the words of a cotton mill manager who said…

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The_Cynic February 14, 2014 at 10:11 am

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