The Best Way To Prioritize Tasks

I learned this from the Eisenhower Decision Matrix and I’ve used it in many settings.

Is it important?

Is it urgent?

Will it take 2 minutes or less?

Then do it now.

2 Minute Action:

Line up your tasks for today.

  1. If a task is important and urgent, give it a [1].
  2. If it’s important but not urgent, give it a [2].
  3. If it’s not important but it’s urgent, give it a [3].
  4. If it’s neither important nor urgent, give it a [4].

If it takes 2 minutes or less to do any of these tasks, put a * in front of it.

Do all the *[1]s first.

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