Finally, it suggests that Not Urgent + Important = Decide when to do it. This is something we can agree with. This is, in fact, what most of our work should be. We should aspire for this to not be bucket #2, but bucket #1.
September 8 2020
“Should I be doing this?”
“Is this what more successful people do or would they be doing something else?”
Ever caught yourself asking these questions?
What Bill Gates has for breakfast doesn’t matter. Even if it did, it’s not the thing that made him his fortunes or his philanthropic breakthroughs.
What others are doing only matters if you’re trying to do the exact same thing. And if you are, you’re late to the party. What you’re doing is different and may require you to chart a different course.
What you’re doing today may not be the optimal path to your goal. But if you pursue it with wise council and permission to experience life with a personality, you’ll have a better chance at progress than mimicking other people’s attempts at the same.
(It’s Cocoa Puffs, by the way.)