Moving from urgent to strategic requires breaking the cycle of action.
Yesterday I was bouncing all over working on:
It was non-stop action all day.
However, action is different than progress. Strategic leaders focus on progress.
Sure, many of these tasks needed to get done and it wasn’t wrong that I did them. The problem is that I did them instead of focusing on things that will help me make progress towards my goals.
Did you make progress yesterday, or were you just busy?
You may want to re-read my post on the win list, which is essentially a three-item to-do list. At least one item needs to be from quadrant 2 and completing the three items constitutes a win for the day.
If you feel inspired, why not share today’s (or tomorrow’s) win list with me? I’d love to know what you are focused on and it will be good accountability for you!