What Is Important Is Seldom Urgent…

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Nancy Varga passed along this blog to me, and I wish to share it with you.  This is taken from www.elisaspain.com.
– Dave

Leadership Quote: What Is Important Is Seldom Urgent…

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This month’s leadership quote:

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
-Dwight Eisenhower

Mother Theresa, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and other great
leaders, past and present, all had the same 24 hours in a day that we
do. And, yet we yearn for more time. “If only I had more time,” we say,
“I could accomplish so much more. I could do the things I really want to
do. I could have more balance.”
What if, instead, we simply paused each day
and asked these two simple questions that Benjamin Franklin asked
himself at the beginning, and at the end, of each day:
• What good can I do today?
• What good have I done today?
What if we then set out to prioritize our
day, according to the Eisenhower quote above. Making immediate time for
the urgent/important, saving time for the important/non-urgent, ignoring
the non-urgent/non-important and then delegating the
urgent/non-important?
How would you feel if you could answer Mr. Franklin’s important question, to your satisfaction, at the end of each day?

Elisa K. Spain

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