During a 1:1 with my team member, she asked me the meaning of something I had shared online.
“The more you solve for today, the farther tomorrow gets.”

I explained:

There are urgent things:

Attending to the door.
DMs to be responded to.

And there are important things that aren’t urgent. Still, super important:

Eating right.
Going to the gym.
Calling your parents.

If we don’t train our brain to do the important things, it tricks us into believing that the urgent is the important.

And the more we attend to the urgent, the farther away the important things go.

But as I was explaining this to her, I realized an important lesson.

The last line I said was quite difficult to understand.
It sounded smart, but it didn’t help!

It’s more important to be helpful than to sound smart and intellectual :)