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Some things are urgent; some things are important; very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Sep 17, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And unfortunately, on a regular basis, that's exactly what most people do.

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Delegation & Decisions | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Many people have a personal relationship with Time: Time serves as their scapegoat.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Time is an abstract. People are not. At least, most people are not. 

Really, we know Time does not have human qualities.

Really, we know Time cannot march on. Only people and a select group of other animals are able to march.

Really, we know Time cannot wait for anyone. Only people and a select group of other animals are able to wait.

And, really, we know Time is never right or wrong. 

Yet, many people are brainwashed. They think and talk about Time possessing human traits. 

If we give Time human traits then, just like other people, we can blame it for our shortcomings. 

Yes, what a relief! What an escape from responsibility! Time is our scapegoat!

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

If you think you are too busy then you are thinking wrong.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 6, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I favour abundance thinking over scarcity mindsets. 

If I decide I think "I'm too busy" then I have selected a scarcity mindset with respect to time, the most-precious commodity...or darned close to it.

So - I must not think "I'm too busy."

And - I must leave "I'm too busy" to the people who choose to embrace those scarcity mindsets. 

Some things are urgent; some things are important: very few things are both urgent and important.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 4, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The vast majority of important things are not urgent and so they can be postponed. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what we do.

When important things are postpones their true priority can be obscured and forgotten. And, quite a bit of the time, that's exactly what happens.

  • Napoleon Hill taught "Plan the Work and Work the Plan". 
  • Stephen R. Covey taught the way to sort out tasks/timing into Importance/Urgency quadrants.
  • Pareto taught the "80/20 Rule". 

With these three tools, we have what we need.

Now, it's up to us to use them.

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Hero Worship | I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

A person who chases two rabbits is 'too busy' to catch either.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Playing with the ancient wisdom of Confucius...“He who chases two rabbits, captures neither.”

You don't have to chase two rabbits to be too busy. There's plenty of other ways to multi-task your way into feeling then complaining about being too busy.

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I'm too busy! - I don't have time! | Thought Tweets

Disorganized people are too busy because they repeat their problems and their tasks.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Disorganized people make more errors, cause more distractions, and tend to annoy more-organized people.

Disorganized people are work expanders.

Disorganized people are work repeaters.

Disorganized people think they are too busy....they blame Time when the real culprit is their personal disorganization/mayhem.

 

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