Every day, non-urgent things pop up into our lives that we quickly scratch down on a to-do list or type in our calendars for us to do “later.” And then we never look at them again.
Our lists get longer and longer until we end up pushing the non-urgent matters to the very bottom where they are almost not visible and we focus on the stuff that is due TODAY.
I wanted to share with you an extremely helpful tool to manage your to-do list and make sure that your very important yet non-urgent tasks still make their way to the top of the list. I introduce to you… THE MANAGEMENT MATRIX. This brilliant tool was created by Stephen Covey and it is the simplest, yet most effective way of organizing everything in your life into 4 small squares.
Sounds easy, right? Well it is! Let me show you how it works…
So, on the top, we can see there is an “urgent” category and a “not urgent” category and on the left side we can see there is an “important” category and a “not important” category. I will go over each of these combinations in detail with you.
Now that you have all of the quadrants down, it is time to learn what to do with all of the different organized tasks.
Hope this helps you to rethink how you spend your precious time and increase both your level of happiness and your productivity.
Get out there and get EVERYTHING done – not just those few things that are due today!
If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me.