How to Prioritize When There's Always More To Do
The Eisenhower Matrix system forces us to prioritize important tasks over urgent tasks.
Put your tasks in one of four separate categories:
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Capture everything on a Master List and then break it down by monthly, weekly, and daily goals.
The matrix is a simple four-quadrant box that answers that helps you separate “urgent” tasks from “important” ones:
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Our brain starts to favour small tasks that give a false impression of productivity (woohoo! I just sent out fifty emails!) while we neglect the large, complex but meaningful tasks.
This is known as the completion bias.
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... into manageable tasks.
This way, you're armed with a set of concrete actions to take rather a vague cloud of high expectations.
... rather than all subsequent steps.
Focusing only on the next action gives you permission to work on something even if you don’t have it all figured out—which is crucial to completing tasks that in the past have left you paralyzed.