I n the s, Charles Hummel published a little booklet called Tyranny of the Urgent , and it quickly became a business classic. In it, Hummel argues that there is a regular tension between things that are urgent and things that are important—and far too often, the urgent wins. The urgent , though less important, is prioritized, and therefore the important is put on the back burner. This is no different in home life.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. The phrase "tyranny of the urgent" has been thrown around in time management circles, so I thought this book was about time management. It is for two pages, then it's all religious stuff. I'll save you the two bucks: You end up getting pulled away from what's important because of all the less important but urgent things that come up. The title of the book kind of sums it all up.
Shame on me for not realizing what this book was when I hastily threw it in my cart. Two bucks, how can I go wrong? I seem to spend my day running after my thoughts. Think of what I need upstairs and take off after it.
Only to get there and forgot what I went to get. Which leads to another trip downstairs to go where I was standing when the thought occurred to me. I now keep a pen at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom. Just how much of our lives daily are hyjacked by all of the urgent things that come up If you find yourself in this Vicious cycle, the three piece set is a definite life changer.
I think about it everyday and have since I read it for the first time about 20 years ago. Please order these material and you will make a change in your life!!! But Hummel introduced it in a Christian and Biblical context where God's Will and Word take precedence in determining what's important.
This resource is a simple introduction to time management using the following four steps: decide what's important, discover how one's time is now being spent, budget the hours and follow through.
Each step is given some exposition. If one already has Hummel's newer book "Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent," then this booklet isn't necessary since it is essentially incorporated into the book.
But for those Christians who have an initial adversity to the whole concept of time management and scheduling and don't see how it is integral to discipleship or produces greater freedom rather than bondage, this booklet may make you reconsider your belief. For those who want more insight into time and life management from a Christian perspective, read Ken Smith's "It's About Time. Arrived once it was back in print. I wanted one for so long and finally got my own. I will buy a couple more of these.
It is a fundamental issue that is covered inside the few pages of this book. This little book had been read by so many of my friends and I now will buy another few more to bless them with their own copies.
The book is excellent in the way it shows the importance of doing things when they are important, rather than letting things go to a fever pitch of urgency. When everything is done in order of priority they are done completely and to satisfaction of the need.
It requires diligence on the part of the responsible parties. In the Bible, in Proverbs , it says, Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. Diligence is required to bring success. Time management is a difficult thing to control if the priority of things is not known. Very good read with excellent guidance. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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My life is busy. Far too often it seems that I spend the bulk of my day racing around to deal with emergencies. There are constant demands, last minute projects, and urgent distractions that take me away from what I need to work on. A fireman puts out fires after they have started, whereas fire marshals go around preventing them. But Hummel makes a great point, far too often we exchange what is important and necessary for that which is urgent. Have you ever wished for a thirty-hour day?
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