What is a urgent task? It’s a task that cannot be postponed, an action that requires your full attention right here right now. No delay allowed.
It’s something you must take care of now, not tomorrow, not in a five minutes. Now.
It might happen though that we think some tasks are urgent.
Maybe ’cause our boss is pressing us, maybe ’cause a customer is pressing us, maybe because we lost track of where your project is going.
But there are not so many tasks that require that much attention.
In fact, urgency is often dictated by a misunderstanding, by some wrong priorities.
Almost anything can wait, can be postponed or planned later, we can almost always find a quick fix to manage the temporary waiting for a better solution.
Real urgent tasks are in fact very rare.