I’ll be the first to admit I’m a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read
- Your brain is working against you, and it’s because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect
- brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards
- people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more important tasks without an immediate time constraint
“people choose to perform urgent tasks with short completion windows, instead of important tasks with larger outcomes,
- important tasks are more difficult and further away from goal completion,
- urgent tasks involve more immediate and certain payoffs
- Even if we know a larger, less-urgent task is vastly more consequential, we will instinctively choose to do a smaller, urgent task anyway.
boxes — specifically, one developed by our 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
a 2×2 square with four boxes.
- At top of the square are two labels: Urgent and non-urgent.
- On the left are two other labels: Importantand not important
put every task you have to do into one of those four boxes
things tied to approaching deadlines are quite often not the most important
- delegate them.
- tasks that don’t have a deadline and aren’t important … remove