Magazine Article | April 2, 2018

Distinguishing Between Important & Urgent

Source: Software Executive magazine

By Jackie Vouthouris, Corgin Ventures

We all know this trap: Every task on my to-do list felt urgent, I was unable to make much progress on anything truly important, and I ended up playing defense the entire time. This pattern happens to the best of us, but with a little headspace and a framework, we can all work a bit smarter. There is very often a material difference between important tasks and urgent ones, and only in rare cases should something considered a true emergency pop up.