At some point in time, you and I will need to take a break from our day to day. Often times, we feel that giving in to the necessary evil of taking a break is a sin to the work that we need to be doing. And at times we feel that being in a constant state of busyness equates to being productive.
On the contrary, not all urgent things are considered important! And not all important things are considered urgent. And this is where you need to be true to yourself. This is where you need to ask yourself if you are merely spinning your wheels on the things that are urgent but not important at the expense of the things that are important but not urgent.
Take going on vacation as a perfect example. It's not urgent but it is important. But because it's NOT urgent, you'll procrastinate and set it to the side all because you need to do something urgent but not important like... helping out a neighbor who is moving out of his house over the weekend.
Leaders know the difference between what is urgent and what is important and make decisions accordingly. The next time you think you need a break, you really do need a break. Have no fear and go on a vacation against your will! It's not urgent... but it definitely is important.
Thank you for reading!