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My version of “Covey’s Four Quadrants” formula

Dear Ben,

“I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important.  The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”*

*In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was quoting Dr J. Roscoe Miller, president of Northwestern University, said: "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent." This "Eisenhower Principle" is said to be how he organized his workload and priorities. (Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle

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Here’s a favorite formula for organizing thoughts.  This is from Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People).  Here’s a good article about it if you’re curious.  If you make a list of everything you do on a typical day, you can fit every single thing into one of the four boxes above.  The idea is to remove as much as possible from the grey box until it’s empty and put all your time in the others.  I think our passion, our heart song, fits into the “Want to/Have to” I want to write every day, for example and I have to write.  What’s in that box for you?  Never ever let that “want to” slip away from your life.  Let your heart sing out loud as much as you can.

♥. Mom