Urgent? Important? The Art of the Goal….

“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important” 

Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Do you approach the day understanding this simple statement. 

I did not, 

We all have taken on way too much

We all allow what we perceive as – urgent , pressing, fear instilling, survival related to drift into the realm where #Goals, #dreams should be in the hierarchy of each day. 

Days move Quicky!

Planning too big with greatest of intentions leads to 

1. Undelivered promises

2. Stress 

3. Anxiety 

4. Poor execution 

All creating a vicious cycle that repeats and repeats

I for one have been plagued by this in  my own personal as well as professional life

So what to do? 

I fall back on philosophy 

#Stoicsm 

“Practice what you preach” Seneca

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within your Self, in your way of thinking” Marcus Aurelius

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants” Epictetus 

Step back and view each day’s tasks at the start

What is truly urgent?

What is truly Important?

What can be delegated to someone who may very well do it better?

What can be removed? ( my favorite of all the questions and most impactful in reaching the truest thing SIMPLICITY

 ” It is not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential” Bruce Lee

So now what?

Where to begin?

This is not a quick fix however being able to have the big vision as the lofty goal and develop a daily strategy of determining 

What is urgent? What is important? What is to be delegated and what is to be eliminated is a enormous stride, 

Try the Einsenhower method named after Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was not only a great military mind but also a highly regarded president after. 

This is the method I am using daily myself and will be sharing what I encounter in this daily blog. 

Thank you for stopping by!

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