By changing the way we act on a daily basis, we can change who we are.
Spending the time fighting fires or reacting to urgent circumstances and emergencies will not allow us to spend or invest the necessary effort to develop the ability to prevent emergencies.
When we act in such a way, we are confusing the important with the urgent.
To avoid this we need to focus on planning, avoiding pitfalls, developing relationships, cultivating opportunities and getting adequate recreation.
Make sure to spend time in the important things rather than the urgent. The way to identify what is important to you, is through your mission statement and your goals.
Remember that we have different roles in life, (spouse, parent, manager, etc). We need to give each role appropriate allotment of time on our schedules.