Episode #31: Urgent vs Important – Is It Important? Or Just Urgent?



Do you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed, with way too much to do and not enough time to do it? Are you constantly putting out fires, just to turn around and find a new one starting right up?

At the end of a hectic day, do you sit down, completely drained and find yourself thinking of all the things that you tackled but for some reason you don’t feel like you truly accomplished anything. Cause your to-do list is still a mile long? And let’s be real, some of those things have been on that darn list for weeks, even months now. Am I right?

But it’s not like you sit around doing nothing! For most of you, you really do keep yourself extremely busy, right? Do you ever ask yourself, “If I’m doing so much, why do I feel like I’m going nowhere?”

Well, then this episode is for you!

On today’s show I introduce you to Eisenhower’s Urgent vs. Important Principle.  I also directly apply it to Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix (see the picture below for reference), a framework for prioritizing to-dos in regards to how important and urgent they are.

All in all, on today’s episode, we talk about how to focus only on what’s really important and how to let go of the rest.




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