Most Of Us Spend Too Much Time On What Is Urgent And Not Enough Time On What Is Important.

Most Of Us Spend Too Much Time On What Is Urgent And Not Enough Time On What Is Important.

Urgent Versus Important? Which Do You Focus On?

Quote #5 is the one we are going to focus on in this blog post.”Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

 

10 Quotes from Stephan Covey that will surely resonate with you.

  1. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
  2. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
  3. Live out of your imagination, not your history.
  4. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
  5. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
  6. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
  7. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
  8. I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.
  9. Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her.
  10. Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.

Let’s focus on point #5 inside habit #3 for a few minutes.

In which quadrant do you spend your time?

  1. URGENT / IMPORTANT
  2. NOT URGENT / IMPORTANT
  3. URGENT / NOT IMPORTANT
  4. NOT URGENT / NOT IMPORTANT

 

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If you spend most of your time in quadrant #2 then quadrant #1 will be less frequent.  Quadrant #3 & #4 is where we procrastinate or waste time.

Do you believe if you focused on quadrant #2 your life would be better for it?