A Simple Matrix A Former President Used to Prioritize

This matrix helped him think things through

One of the biggest errors we make is not prioritizing work that comes in.

Usually, this happens because of the stress of the job.

We end up missing opportunity.

Because of this reality, we could use a tool that can help us see just enough to make our jobs easier.

Dwight D Eisenhower has just the tool to make it easier. This tool is called the Eisenhower Matrix.

The shorthand of it is a matrix that breaks your tasks into four groups:

  • Important and urgent – FIRE
  • Important and not urgent – growth
  • Not important and urgent – delegate
  • Not important and not urgent – trash

The next four days, I’ll talk about each one of these concepts in-depth and it’s importance.

After, I’ll have an exercise to draw the matrix.