living by priority, not reactivity


Last week, I received a text from a client’s team member about a technical issue they were running into. I redirected them and told them if they couldn’t find the answer, we’d take a look this week.

When I asked them about it, they said, “Oh, I forgot about that! It’s working now!”
This is a perfect example of the Napoleon Rule — a perfect example of living by priority, not reactivity.

Here’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson describes it:
“[Napoleon] directed Bourrienne to leave all letters unopened for three weeks, and then observed with satisfaction how large a part of the correspondence had thus disposed of itself and no longer required an answer.”

Too many of us disrupt our lives for something that will resolve itself.

Wisdom will tell you what will, and what won’t.

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