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Urgent-Important Matrix

How To Organize Your To-Do List

Urgent-Important Matrix
00:00 / 08:01

About this Session

Dwight Eisenhower famously said “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent”. This statement inspired a technique to organize your to-do list in a way that prioritizes your goals and value, and makes you feel less overwhelmed about your ever-growing to-do list. This session will coach you through a prioritization technique to help you gain back control of your time.

Key Takeaways

1) Eliminate distractions and delegate urgent but not important tasks

2) Do the tasks that are urgent and important, and plan for the ones that you value in the long run

3) The way you spend your limited resources determines how satisfied you are with your life and affects your mental health. Make your choices wisely.

Reflection Questions 

These questions are meant to coach you through examples from your own life. They will help you think through issues you face. Be true to your feelings and realities when answering them. We will provide you with comments on how to dive deeper in your reflections to maximize the benefits from coaching. 

Urgent but not Important Tasks:
What are they?
Who can you delegate to?
What can you renegotiate?

Important but not Urgent Tasks:
What are they?
How can you plan for them?

Not important and Not Urgent Tasks:
What are they?
How can you limit them?

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