The advice on prioritizing “important” tasks over “urgent” ones is pretty well known to everyone.
I think it’s bad advice. Or at least, it’s an incomplete one. 🤨
I don’t think it’s bad to prioritize “urgent” tasks. 🤷♂️
The important detail is – you should prioritize “your” urgent tasks, and not “someone else’s”. 👈
No one realizes that most often, the “urgent” tasks you respond to are someone else’s urgent needs, not yours. 🤦♂️
I struggle with this all the time.
Most of the day, I react to others’ urgent needs and do not make enough progress on my important tasks.
The tasks that are important to me should ideally be urgent as well. 🧐
If that’s the case, I don’t think it’s terrible to work on “my” urgent tasks.
It’s the trap of reacting to “someone else’s” urgent tasks is that I need to get better at. 😇