The Tyranny of the Urgent?

January 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

Whew.  Many good goals today, too little time…

  • Grocery shopping
  • Bible reading
  • Exercise
  • Check on MIL
  • Planned lunch & snacks
  • Calls

Instead, I ended up needing to go back to the school for Boy Wonder’s headache, even though I pre-treated all three with Dimetapp.  That big building and the new schedule after a long break seems to get one of mine every time!  I gave the nurse enough Tylenol for him for a good, long while.

tryanny-of-the-urgent.jpgThe jewelry store called just before I left, my repairs were ready!  Ya-hoo!  My “senior-ring”, (non- Sr. Ring style) was finished!  It’s sparkling, the prong is straigtened, and it looks great…I should consider cleaning it more often!  My “mother’s bracelet” is fixed and back in place on my wrist.  Since I was going to that neck of the woods, I needed to take care of two returns

Overall, I got a lot done (proud of that), but little of my list (that’s frustrating). 

Some years ago, I read a little classic pamphlet-book once called “The Tyranny of the Urgent” . The premise of the book is that you must plan life around priorities or you’ll be zapped putting out fires all day.  The “urgent” seems “important”…but often it will be taken care of another way if we don’t do it.  The important can only be done by us.

So, today, my day would probably not have changed.  Plans let us stay flexible.  But as a caution, I’m seeing how some goals will never be met if I wait until everything else is caught up before I tackle them!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mandythompson  |  January 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    oh how true “the tyranny of the urgent” really is!!!

  • 2. bellissimanh  |  January 2, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Happy organizing… plans are good, but flexibility is better, I think. God is slowly teaching me to let go of my agenda in favor of His own divine appointments. Not easy for one who is so guarded with her time. LOL 🙂

    Heather

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