Stephen Covey’s “Four Quadrants” – November 22, 2015

Stephen Covey’s “Four Quadrants”


Are you running around in a frenzy much of the time?  If so, you can make your life more peaceful by usingStephen Covey’s “Four Quadrants.”



Quadrant 1:  Important and Urgent – Crisis; pressing issues; deadlines; meetings.

Quadrant 2:  Important, but Not Urgent – Preparation; planning; prevention; relationship building; personal development.

Quadrant 3:  Not Important, but Urgent – Interruptions; some mail; many popular activities.

Quadrant 4:  Not Important, Not Urgent – Trivia; some phone calls; excessive tv/games; time wasters.

You should spend most of your time in Quadrant 2. If you do this, you can take care of the things in your life that are important so that they do not become urgent.

Work to limit your time in Quadrants 1 and 4.


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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--
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1 Response to Stephen Covey’s “Four Quadrants” – November 22, 2015

  1. Sandra Garth says:

    Wise words that make perfect sense.

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