"But Everything is Important"

That’s why we need to go beyond the common practice of distinguishing the urgent from the important to distinguishing the imperative from the important.

Don’t just think in terms of urgent vs. important. Think in terms of imperative vs. important.

  • http://www.lifeofasteward.com Loren Pinilis

    I heard someone (Michael Linenberger, I believe) make the distinction this way: Would I stay late after work to finish this?
    I’ve found that to be a helpful test to discern the urgent from the imperative.