#278 – Principles #2: Overthrowing the Tyranny of the Urgent

23 Feb #278 – Principles #2: Overthrowing the Tyranny of the Urgent

Matt and Chris Reynolds discuss the concept of the urgent versus the important, and the four quadrants into which you can divide all work and chores:

  1. Not urgent, not important
  2. Urgent, not important
  3. Urgent and important
  4. Not urgent, but important


Most people spend their time in the first three quadrants of the urgency/importance spectrum, leaving little or no time to address the things in life which are not urgent, but important — things like reading books, cultivating meaningful relationships, and physical fitness. Matt and Chris discuss some ways to overthrow the tyranny of the urgent, and start making time for those things in life.


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