time quadrant model

Being efficient in time management is an essential tool in successfully accomplishing your life’s goals. This is where the time quadrant model comes into play.

It allows you to prioritize important aspects in your life and put these things first.
The time quadrant model is made up of two parts: importance and urgency. Something “important” can be a task, activity or function that contributes to your mission statement or your goals and objectives. Something that is “urgent “does not have to be important or contributing to your mission statement, but it is something that is pressing for time, that needs to be taken care of.

I n addition, there are four categories that can fall under the time quadrant model. The first one is “the procrastinator”. A procrastinator always puts off the important and only focuses on the urgent. The second category is an individual known as the “yes man”. This kind of person will take care of everything and everyone, they deal with the important things in other people’s lives and they make someone else’s urgent matters their own.

The third quadrant is “the slacker”. This person is considered a “couch potato” they do not prioritize anything nor hold anything with urgency or importance. The final category is “prioritizing”, this is a person who puts the important things first, although they might not be urgent they still understand that they could potentially be important.

This is the category that we need to strive to reach in order to better manage the ups and downs of life and successfully accomplish what we set out to do. 

Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_IVM9H3NU