A great time management principal is to spend 80% of our time doing those things that are “Important but not Urgent”. Planning & Goal setting by the way, both fit into this category.
Preparation before a strike is vital. When devastation like our current Victorian bushfires occur, people are very aware of what could have been avoided with some careful planning and foresight.
For our overseas friends, here’s a recent news update;
Burn-off operations are standard procedure in most country areas to minimize the impact of bushfires when they do strike. Sadly for our friends in Victoria, not enough recent attention was paid to planning.
Of course no-one knows when an event like this is going to threaten us, and so we are blasé most of the time, taking each day as it comes. While my prayers go out to those involved in the recent tragedy, I challenge you to take a moment to think about how you’ve been planning lately.
Have you been too busy with the “Urgent – somewhat Unimportant” tasks to stop and do some serious planning? If you don’t make plans for your future… Who will???