Decision Matrix

The goal of the Decision Matrix is to help prioritize tasks. It’s helpful to understand the difference between urgent and important tasks. Urgent tasks require immediate attention. Important tasks contribute to long-term goals.

Check it out here:

As you can see from the image, the matrix is broken down like this:

  • Urgent/Important Quadrant: Do immediately and personally

  • Not Urgent/Important Quadrant: Make a plan to do later personally

  • Urgent/Not Important Quadrant: Delegate or ask for help

  • Not Urgent/Not Important Quadrant: Drop the task

Try it yourself! Jot down all of your “to-do’s” in a single list. Then categorize each of them in one of these four boxes. Now you have a plan to follow! Good luck!