Strive to work in the “important, but not urgent quadrant.” Why is Angie giving me this advice? What does she mean? When I make this suggestion, I am referring to Stephen Covey’s “Habit #3: Put First Things First.” Forbes suggests that this is the only thing you need to remember about Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Covey devised a quadrant contrasting urgency and importance. This article discusses how to use the grid to sort your priorities and become more effective with your time management. The main point here is to stop being a firefighter. Get off the hamster wheel and learn to take control of your life by considering how you’re allocating your most precious commodity: time. Your productivity, and likely your overall health, will improve!