How many times have I made that statement? I’m not talking about procrastination which I can be a master at. I’m talking about good ideas that one day I’ll get to. Something that needs to be done but while important, it’s not urgent (at least in my mind which many times has a different purview than my wife). The Four Square Time Management box that President Eisenhower used for leadership decisions focused attention on urgency and importance.
What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
– Dwight Eisenhower
Spending time in the important and urgent box maximizes productivity.
What I’ve found is that we all have ideas that SOMEDAY we’ll get to; something that is meaningful in our lives.
Someday I’ll stretch myself and take on a new role, try a new approach.
Someday I’ll call someone I think of as a stretch, someone who within in my field would be wonderful to connect with but they seem to have a higher status in my mind than what is normally comfortable.
Someday I’ll reach back out to a person who played an important role in my life that I need to say “You are important to me.” It could be someone you haven’t spoken to in weeks, days, or years. Today, with the turmoil we face, people need those calls.