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The Tyranny of the Urgent

The Tyranny of the Urgent

By: Connie Weaver | March 19

Years ago, I read a little book called Tyranny of the Urgent, by Charles Hummel. I really don’t remember much about the book itself, but the concept has stuck with me through the years; that the things in our lives that seem urgent to us can become tyrants that keep us from doing the things that are truly important. I have certainly found this to be true in my own life; perhaps you have, also.  A number of writers have expanded on this concept, including Stephen Covey. Covey is best known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but in another of his best-selling b ...more