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You need to have absolute clarity over 3 fundamental facts:
A very simple, but crucial principle: if you don’t know where you are, you can never reach the place where you want to be.
Ikigai (usually translated as 'life’s purpose') is a Japanese concept that provides a visual framework to reach clarity and identify long-term goals.
It encompasses 4 dimensions of life: what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs.
It's a visual tool for time management and evaluating tasks, to decide whether they should be carried out, delegated or dropped.
It divides tasks into 4 quadrants: Urgent and important, Not urgent and important, Urgent and not important, Not urgent and not important.
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The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:
Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.
We need to take ownership and set priorities of the existing workload ourselves. Our priorities can be divided into:
Take ownership and reclaim your time, choosing where you can best spend your time and energy.
You can analyze your last month's calendar and flag or grade your work and in which quadrant you have been working. This will help you plan in a more informed way to use the finite resources of time and energy.
At the beginning of every week, write a two-by-two matrix on a blank sheet of paper.
One side of the matrix says "urgent" and "not urgent". The other side of the matrix says "important"...
These are the most pressing tasks we'll likely get to this week. When we do fire-fighting, it's all relating to stuff in this quadrant.
These are the things that matter in the long-term but will offer no concrete benefits right now or even this year. They are things we know we need to get to but probably will push off.