If you think about your life, there are a handful of items that are really important: your health, your wealth, your sleep, your family, your relationships and your finances. Those are important. So, what is urgent? Well, it’s putting out the latest fire, it’s the latest thing you get seduced by, it’s the “We have to clean up the house before the cleaning people arrive.” How insane is that? If you get seduced too often by the urgent, you’ll notice that the important takes short shrift. So write down a list of what is really important and set aside time to do those first. When you do, you are in charge of your life.