First Things First: A Productivity Method
‘First Things First’ in a Nutshell
- Important & Urgent – Crises, customer service emergencies, important sales calls
- Important & Not Urgent – Things we know we need to do but will probably put off until later.
- Not Important & Urgent – Phone call interruptions, meetings – things that other people may see as urgent but clog up your time.
- Not Important & Not Urgent – These are the leisure activities we tend to do – surf the Internet, work on hobbies, watch TV.
Eisenhower said of his method, “What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”
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