4. Put First Things First.

  • Focus on what matters most,

urgent or not.


  • The main thing is

to keep the main thing

the main thing.


  • Anything less than

a conscious commitment to the important

is an unconscious commitment

to the unimportant.


  • The key is

not to prioritize your schedule, but

to schedule your priorities.



If a task is neither important nor urgent, leave it.

If it is not important, but is urgent, delegate it.

If it is important, but not urgent, schedule a time in your planner to do it before it becomes urgent.

If it is both important and urgent, do it now.

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One Response to 4. Put First Things First.

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