If you look back over the last 30 days, did you accomplish what you wanted to accomplish? If you are like most people, you didn’t!
Steven R. Covey’s “First Things First” is a must-read if you find that non-important and non-urgent tasks rule your day.
Covey teaches an organizing process that helps you categorize tasks so you focus on what is important, not merely what is urgent.
You should divide all your tasks into these four quadrants:
- Important and Urgent (crises, deadline-driven projects)
- Important, Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships)
- Urgent, Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters)
- Not Urgent, Not Important (trivia, time wasters)
To help you visualize the above concept, watch this “vintage” video (remember the 80’s? Love the hair!):
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