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How To Chart A New Course For Your Life With 3 Simple Diagrams

The Time Management Matrix

The Time Management Matrix

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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How To Chart A New Course For Your Life With 3 Simple Diagrams

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Jack Mezirow

Jack Mezirow

"By far the most significant learning experience in adulthood involves critical self-reflection - reassessing the way we have posed problems and reassessing our own orientation to perceiving, knowing, believing, feeling and acting."

3 areas of life to clarify

You need to have absolute clarity over 3 fundamental facts:

  • Your goals (the destination)
  • Your current situation (your coordinates)
  • The path that connects both of them (the route).

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.

The world of the status quo bias

Making an alternative choice is hard because we are neurologically wired to favor the default solution, even if it brings suboptimal results.

As the complexity of a decision increases, so does our tendency to stick with the answer we know.

The Ikigai diagram

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.

The Piechart of Time

Useful for identifying the most optimal ways to spend your time.

The pie chart represents the total amount of time available within a chosen period of time. The time is limited and because it reinforces the idea of scarcity, you are forced to prioritize.

The Time Management Matrix

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 4 Kinds of Priorities

The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:

  • Quadrant 1: The Urgent Problems which are important.
  • Quadrant 2: Not Urgent but important tasks
  • Quadrant 3: Urgent but not really important
  • Quadrant  4: Distractions and time-wasting tasks. 

Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.

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  • Choosing activities that fit our personality and interests, feel natural, are enjoyable and aligned with our values.
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Management

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Leadership

Leadership is knowing how to get the most out of a team, identifying the right set of goals to complete and setting direction. In business this is also known as “vision” as it’s more about knowing what is important then how to achieve it.

Good leadership assembles a competent team who share the vision regarding the goal, makes informed adjustments to it and mediates conflicts. All this while observing the ever-changing motivating forces of each team member, motivating, delegating and, when appropriate, interfering.

Leadership Versus Management

There is no sense of providing a clear vision [leadership] if your team can’t agree and complete the tasks to achieve your goals [management] and vice versa.

It is fundamental for great leaders and managers to understand the difference between the functions and not try to perform both but to attract and trust their complement.