important vs urgent

Time management is a tricky thing. If you are constantly putting out fires and feel like you are just spinning your wheels this is for you.

He delegated the urgent but not important, scheduling time to work on the important, and doing the tasks that are urgent and important immediately.

Enter Eisenhower

Identifying what is urgent and important in your life in real time as they enter your life feels a bit like a ninja skill.

Differentiate important and urgent tasks.

Your cellphone bill is urgent. If you do not pay it on time, there will be a late fee, and eventually they will disconnect service.

An example would be:

The easiest way to do this is to block off time to work on these types of tasks in your calendar. Protect this time.

Create time to work on the important

If you cannot automate them, and you cannot delegate them. Then the next best thing is to schedule time to tackle them.

Build a system to deal with the urgent

If they do not work to move you closer to your dream, do not hesitate to eliminate them from your day.

What if it is not urgent or important?