Most of us spend our days running around, trying get an insane amount done. And most of those tasks and commitments are
important. Finishing your kid's costume for the play, turning in that sales report, choosing a color to repaint the bedroom on Saturday—it's all important. But it might help to consider what that adjective means, writes Rory Vaden in Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
. Though many of the ideas in the book verge on the familiar (and can even a little pat), one caught our attention. Importance can be defined, Vaden writes, as "how much does this matter?" Significance, on the other hand, is "how long
is this going to matter?" By considering what's vital—not just now, but later
—he suggests, we are "able to resist the temptation of the tyranny of the urgent."