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The Curse Of The Eternally Urgent

| August 5, 2008

by Jim Bruce

A number of you are fans of David Allen and follow many of the recommendations in his book, “Getting Things Done.”  Our reading this week is “The Curse Of The Eternally Urgent” which you will find at <>.

In this piece Allen argues that many of the fires and crises that we find on our desk on a day after day basis come from the not-so-urgent things that we have ignored because we are distracted by the crises of the moment.  After reading the piece, I think that I agree with him.

His recommendations:  Keep a TOTAL To Do list covering all aspects of your life so you can easily identify important, short tasks to fit into the spaces in your day, and follow “the two minute rule” (if the action on something takes less than two minutes, do it when you first encounter it).


Have a great week.  .  .  .  .     jim