Urgent versus Important: Where Should You Focus?

Urgent versus important, what to do first? Well, for many in-house counsel, on some days everything is deemed urgent and important. How do you sort through your task list and decide what to focus on? Read some tips at Attorney at Work. Get on the path of being an efficient and happy lawyer:

“Much time is wasted by our inability to focus our attention and effort on what is truly important. Whether due to distractions (email alerts, shiny objects, interruptions), difficulty prioritizing or basing decisions on how we feel (physically and emotionally), it’s easy to lose sight of where our efforts are most needed. This leads to procrastination for some, while others feel like they’re constantly working just to keep their head above water, always in crisis mode. President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” It can be easy to confuse importance with urgency.”

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