Important & Not Urgent
Important & Urgent
Not Important & Not Urgent
Not Important & Urgent
With this framework, it is very clear that we should work tasks from quadrants in order 1, 2, 4, 3 while we actually work in order 1, 4, 2, 3. Definition of important or unimportant is relative but you know difference in your heart. Studying or work is more important than reading or writing blogs, for example. Reading news is more important than reading movie reviews, and so on.
As with case with all words of wisdom, I wouldn’t not be writing this post if I were following my own rule. But then, as I’ve said earlier, you should not discount value of an idea from fallibility of its originator, for when did your poor sports record stopped you from criticizing Sachin?