The Tyranny of the Urgent

Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs—not to mention the high-pressure demands of our jobs—that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled.

Is it possible that something as simple as making better choices could free us of this stress? The people at FranklinCovey think so. They have developed a set of 5 Choices which will help you sort out the important from the seemingly urgent in your life.

The 5 Choices are:
1. Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent
2. Go for Extraordinary, Don’t Settle for Ordinary
3. Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel
4. Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let It Rule You
5. Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out

The 5 Choices will not only increase your productivity, it will also provide a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. You will quickly find yourself moving beyond thinking, “I was so busy today, what did I actually accomplish?” to feeling confident, energized, and extraordinarily productive.

Join the co-author of The 5 Choices and Practice Leader for Productivity at FranklinCovey, Kory Kogon, for our next Soundview Live webinar The Path to Extraordinary Productivity and learn how to integrate the 5 Choices into your life. Start the New Year out right with productivity practices that can really make a difference to your sanity.

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