What did you eat last Wednesday for lunch?
What did you talk about at that important Monday morning meeting three weeks ago?
What we think is important is what is pressing. And it turns out, what’s pressing is what we are doing in the now.
We are terribly forgetful creatures. We don’t really care about what we ate in the past, just that we did. (The same goes for meetings or appointments or to-do lists.)
Pressing is not the same as important.