I’ve long been a devote of Steven Covey. To this day, I try to keep his principles in mind.
One of the central elements is the importance: urgency grid.
The upper right grid is the key place: but urgent and important. Urgent and important grab priority, followed by urgent and not important. Not important and not urgent tend to grab our time, too. The realm of time wasting.
Many people cycle between the urgents and time wasting. The not urgent important gets neglected.
That’s the realm of Hope. This painful cycle minimizes hope; it doesn’t get fed.
No wonder we swirl about in anger so much. Why we focus on win-lose, why we’re so afraid.
We never feed hope.