Life Is Not An Emergency

Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Sunday, November 18, 2001


Life is not an emergency. Not everything is top priority or has to be done right now. If we rush all the time we are going to rush right through our lives, and then what? Are we really in that much of a hurry to get to the end?

Slow down! Take time and enjoy life. Take some time to manage your life or your life will manage you. Figure out what your top three or four priorities are each day. Put those on your A list and work on achieving those things. Everything else can go on the B list. Which means if you can get to them you will, if not, then you won't. After awhile, you might find that the B list contains things that can be delegated or dumped.


You can only do what you can do. Stop overloading yourself trying to be a superhero(ine). You are human. Therefore, you cannot jump over tall buildings or stop speeding bullets. There is only so much one person can do in a day. Schedule your day to fit in the most important tasks. Everything else will have to fit in around what is most important or be dismissed.

Are you treating your life like an emergency?

Daily Success Formula

Stress + Overloading = Treating life like an emergency


"Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down." Natalie Goldberg

"Always take an emergency leisurely." Chinese Proverb

"Work will rise to the level of attention you are willing to give it." Peter Cole
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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