"Most things which are urgent are not important, and most things which are important are not urgent."- Dwight Eisenhower.
Choose what is important as well as what is urgent and you will have a blend between the present and the future of things.
Life is a task within a task and the system has been created to provide the daily challenges that cannot just go until we take it head on.
If you fail to take the task at hand head-on, it will take you down and then there will be pains and grunts that will replace your shouts of glory.
Life has needs and those needs are either important or urgent or are both at the same time. If you know what you want, you will be able top get what you want in the best possible way and life will just keep being life allowing or not allowing you have your way.
"Most things which are urgent are not important, and most things which are important are not urgent"... pick and follow through with the task.