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.
August 6 2020
Try learning things on a “need to learn” basis.
When you “need to know”, you probably don’t need to know, do you? You just want to know.
But what does the knowing amount to?
You’ll have to learn how to apply it as soon as you know it, so might as well learn things on a need to learn basis instead.
That saves you from the wasted hours or evenings “researching” things that don’t impact the week. Or “preparing” for things you don’t yet need to prepare for.
It focuses you on moving the tasks at hand, making progress every day toward the goals we’ve set that matter.
Isn’t that what the learning was for in the first place?