Anthony Corletti
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The Eisenhower Matrix


The important and urgent gets done. Something that's clear, with a deadline, something with a cost and context. Something that would break a promise if it wasn't done.

When that promise isn't really a promise, it's more of a conversation. It's a precedent we're setting with ourselves and the rest of the world. Here, we schedule and plan.

We delegate that work when the precedent shifts to a need with value attached and we aren't the best person to do the work. We choose to find a way to make it happen without our direct involvement.

So when wouldn't we delegate? When the needy ask is neither something you would schedule and track, or pursue immediately. In such a case, it's best to simply move on.