It takes being productive to get things done correctly and on time. So how do you know which tasks are essential and which can wait?
The answer is in the Eisenhower Matrix.
The matrix took its name after Dwight David Eisenhower.
Eisenhower was a general in the US army and the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. As a five-star general and a Supreme Commander in the US Army, he drafted the strategy for an Allied invasion of Europe.
Eisenhower had to make tough decisions every time about which tasks to prioritize out of many he needed to focus on daily. So, he came up with the famous Eisenhower Matrix, or the Prioritization Matrix.
What is the Eisenhower Matrix?
The Eisenhower Matrix is a technique of rating your tasks based on urgency. It helps you know the critical activities and those tasks that you should bypass.
Eisenhower famously said of the Matrix: