First Things First

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Where were the majority of things you spend time on ?

  1. Quadrant I

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  2. Quadrant II

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  3. Quadrant III

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  4. Quadrant IV

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  5. [insert your smart anti-Covey opinion here]

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  6. It's not worth it

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  1. Based on the book: "First Things First" by Stephen R. Covey​


    What are the most important things in your life?

    Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you'd like to give them?

    Take a look at this organizing process from Covey's book.

    First you divide tasks into these quadrants:

    1-Important and Urgent (crises, deadline-driven projects)
    2-Important, Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships)
    3-Urgent, Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters)
    4-Not Urgent, Not Important (trivia, time wasters)

    [Imagine it like a box with 4 quadrants]

    Most people spend most of their time in quadrants 1 and 3, while quadrant 2 is where quality happens. "Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things," says Covey. He points you toward the real human needs--"to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy"--and how to balance your time to achieve a meaningful life, not just get things done.

    How do YOU measure up ?

    What do you think of Covey's technique ? Is it worth it ?

    Do you think Time Management is an important part of life ?


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  2. I organize things by consequence:

    Top Priority: Do stuff that will get me into trouble if I DON'T do it.

    Second Priority: Do stuff that makes up for lost honor points from past mistakes.

    Third Priority: Do stuff that will earn honor points with the docs.
     
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