This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on taking control of your time
Dealing with crisis day after day would be exhausting, yes?
Most weeks are not this bad (phew). Yet most people still move through life from one urgent event to the next.
How can we get out of reaction-mode?
“What is urgent is seldom important, and what is important is seldom urgent.”
Step one: decide what is urgent, and what is “great work.”
After years of extensive field-testing I've come up with a tool that has helped me cut the fluff and take back control of my time: the Rogue Matrix.
It's a souped-up version of the Eisenhower Matrix, a tool to organize tasks into 6 categories:
General Eisenhower was known for his incredible productivity, so much so that he was eventually known as President Eisenhower. My version of his to-do list has shot my productivity through the roof. Here’s the Rogue Matrix:
I write out my matrix every Sunday night and use it as a guide for my week. Here's the lowdown:
What to expect
Start prioritizing big picture tasks and you'll see fast progress toward your goals.
Like all habits, this one works best with consistent practice. This week, create a matrix for yourself based on your Yearly and Quarterly goals lists we covered in previous articles. How much did you get done?
I swear by this technique, and you will too.
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