The Tyranny of the Urgent

Years ago I read the book “The Tyranny of the Urgent.” It’s about how often in life the urgent things that demand immediate attention divert us from things that are really important.

Seth Godin said:

“That’s what gets done, of course—the urgent. And the urgent never ends.”

It’s the important, not the urgent, that should take priority. But we are forced to deal with the urgent that keeps plowing into our daily life.

Yes, sometimes you need to be handling things that are urgent and important.

But we sort through things that are urgent and not important.

And avoid the not urgent, not important.

Jesus said to focus first on His kingdom and His righteousness.

And the apostle Paul said: “I focus on just one thing—the high calling of God.”


Wayne  ( 

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