Best intentions – we all have ‘em! In fact, most of you who are reading this are probably working through a “To Do” list that you created for today. But you know what’s going to happen, don’t you? Something is going to “come up” which will throw your rhythm and routine to the wolves. That seems to happen an awful lot, doesn’t it? You’re not alone.
We’ve all had to deal with those things that have to be taken care of “immediately” or “right away.” They can’t possibly wait, can they? Well, if we take a very close look at those things that are so “urgent,” we’re going to find as Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “that which is urgent is seldom important while that which is important is seldom urgent.”
Are there things that actually have to be taken care of immediately? Of course there are. Let’s not get silly here. The point is there aren’t as many of those things as you might think.
There are 3 very powerful words that you can start using right away (see what I did there?) which will increase your personal and professional productivity ten-fold. Those words are “Not right now.”continue reading »