I’ve stopped chasing what’s urgent (which I know how to do far too well) so that I can start learning how to identify what it truly important.
I’m feeling a bit dazed, frankly, as I withdraw from urgency. And I have a feeling that some things that are both urgent and important might fall through the cracks as I relax enough to bring my cortex back online. Even so, refusing to follow urgency is the best strategy in the long-term.
Urgency only triggers my limbic system and I need my cortex to focus on what’s important. I need my cortex to discover creative ways to respond to what’s important. So no more urgency! (Please notice the irony of putting an exclamation point at the end of that declaration.)
Posting to this blog is important. Today I feel urgency about getting a post published because I promised myself I’d go back to posting twice a week in September. So how do I honor what’s important without getting myself in a frenzy?
I decided to use the already invented wheel. I’ve decided to be publicly imperfect. (Perfectionism is a significant source of resistance for me and a lot of other writers.) Instead of making myself crazy trying to write more original, insightful and perfect copy on the whole Important vs. Urgent perspective, I’m giving you links to three good sources of info.