Source: James Clear
Published: October 2014
Eisenhower Decision Matrix
If you struggle with poor productivity or procrastination, you might try the Eisenhower Matrix. 34th U.S. President and 5-star Army general Dwight D. Eisenhower was a master at using his time wisely and developed a simple system for task categorization. In his 4-part matrix, a task could be:
- Urgent and important (do immediately).
- Important, but not urgent (schedule to do later).
- Urgent, but not important (delegate to someone else).
- Neither urgent nor important (eliminate).
Deciding where a task falls in the matrix will help you plan and prioritize your time.