Urgent work drives us, but we have to drive the important work. The result is that urgent work often gets done before important work.
What can we do about this?
In a nutshell, be intentional about focusing on the important and build in time to do it.
I use one other strategy that really helps me on days that I am not at my best. I decide what an MVP day looks like. If I only get three things done, what three things would constitute a win? One of those things must be from quadrant 2.
As I’m gearing down and taking some time to recharge, I’m planning on a number of MVP days over the next couple of weeks. Here are a couple examples of what they may look like.
What might your MVP day look like?
Do good and be well,