In our pursuit of balancing the compass and the clock … the important vs the urgent … there is a need to understand how to process the urgent matters. Urgent matters force themselves on us constantly.
Urgent matters can so force themselves on us, that they can be a “tyrant” in our lives. There is little we can do about that. However, how we respond to them is our choice. And as such, you can choose to be a slave to the urgent, or you can declare your independence.