Prioritizing urgency over importance rarely leads to better choices.

‘When urgency rears its head, we become even less rational than Dwight Eisenhower knew.’ Dwight Eisenhower came up with a classic time management technique, later named the Eisenhower Matrix. If you’ve read one chapter of one productivity book, you’ve encountered it. His point, in short, was that every potential activity is either urgent or not, … Continue reading Prioritizing urgency over importance rarely leads to better choices.

There’s a lonely kind of craziness in falling out with people who have no idea you’ve fallen out.

Just because they haven’t replied to your texts doesn’t mean they’re ignoring you We live, according to the cliche, in an age of “instant communication”. Only we don’t. The truth is the sense that everyone could get back to you immediately, if they wanted to – and the anxiety that follows when they don’t. Emails, … Continue reading There’s a lonely kind of craziness in falling out with people who have no idea you’ve fallen out.