The Most Important Thing

One of my favorite bloggers and authors, Seth Godin, wrote a short, insightful post on Monday. You can read it here.

Seth wrote that “the next thing you will do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you’re doing it next.”

However, that may not be case. He said that you may do the most urgent or the easiest thing to do.

He concluded: “In fact, the most important thing probably isn’t even on your agenda.”

He makes a great point. What important things are not even on your agenda?

What are you putting off, that should be dealt with?

Are there conversations that you need to have with family members, friends or co-workers?

Have you properly handled your estate planning? Have you updated it recently?

Are there medical appointments or tests that you need to schedule?

Do you have enough money for the retirement you desire?

Will there be enough money saved for your children or grandchildrens’ college education? Have you funded them in the most effective manner?

Have you talked to your family members about your estate plan? Have you ever had a family meeting to talk about next generation financial planning?

Have you told the people that are important to you how much they mean to you? Have you shown gratitude?

Do you have a financial plan of any type? Do you understand the investment philosophy of your financial advisor?

If you own a business or run an organization, have you dealt with succession planning or disaster recovery?

Are you taking care of yourself?

We encourage you to spend some time thinking. Take 5 minutes.

What are the important, but not urgent things in your life that deserve your attention?


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