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Chapter 11 – Time and Life Management

The human tendency is to skip the most valuable and

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Unformatted text preview: ssarily important but have the appearance of having to be handled right now place a “B” beside each item that should be done today o these are items with some importance to you “C” are the tasks that have very little importance o these items could be done but won’t suffer if they are not Phase III: Prioritize Again, Using 123 • give a numerical value to each item on the list based on its relative importance to you • for the “A” items, ask yourself which of these very important items is the most important of all – that item gets a “1” next to the “A” so that is becomes A1 • proceed through the As, then the Bs, then the Cs The human tendency is to skip the most valuable and important things (the A items) and move to the items that are easier, more fun, or less demanding (the Bs and Cs) Quadrant Planning developed by Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People First Things First • long- term approach to time management questions to ask: • are the things that are less important in life receiving the most attention? • are too many good things getting in the way of your best? • are you making the tough decision to choose the best over the good? • what activities, if you knew you did superbly and consistently, would have a significant positive impact on your life? • how many people, on their deathbed, wish they had spent more time at the office? we should ask ourselves first: am I doing the right things? after we have answered this question, we can ask: am I doing things right? Urgency...
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