Putting First Things First

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PUTTING FIRST
THINGS FIRST
The Strength to say Yes to:
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Most Important things and
No, to less Important Things
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things
which matter least.”
Johann Wolfgag vonGoethe
Created by: Dyson/DTP Class 10/2013
Organized
• Have you ever packed a suitcase and noticed how much more you
can fit inside when you neatly fold and organized your clothes
instead of just throwing them in?
Life
• The Same with your life..
• The better you organize yourself, the more you’ll be able to pack in
• More time for family, and friends
• More time for school
• More time for yourself
• More time for your first things
Activity
Give Definitions of each type of Time Manager
• The Procrastinator
• The Prioritizer
• The Yes Man
• The Slacker
Procrastinator
is someone who puts off important
tasks till another day or time, they defer; delay and
wait until the last minute.
• Procrastinators often experience stress, anxiety,
burnout and mediocre performance.
• The Procrastinator
Prioritizer
• The prioritizer arranges or does things in order of importance.
• The prioritizer will save the best for last, has more balance and
control of their life and has a high performance.
The Yes Man
• The Yes Man says “Yes” to everyone and
everything and does not know how to say “No”.
• The Yes Man can’t say no because they are afraid
to offend someone.
• The result is achieving the reputation of being a
pleaser, also lacking discipline, and the feeling of
being a doormat for others to wipe their feet on.
The Slacker
• The Slacker avoids getting their work done.
• They love anything in excess like too much t.v., much sleep, too
many video games or too much time skating, at the mall or on
the web.
• The Slacker is a professional loafer and lacks responsibility.
Activity-Let’s Move….
B-Crew Mentors
• See signs in four corners of the room
15 Minutes
• Students go to the one that best describes you
• Have a group discussion about the advantages &
disadvantages of belonging to this time manager
• Which time manager allows us to be more successful with our
time
Where do you spend your time?
5 Minutes
Take out a sheet of paper
• Think and write about
everything you did the
day before.
• What took up most of
your time?
Do a Pair Share with a Partner…
Answer the Following Questions
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Did the things that filled up your day matter most to you?
2.
Where did you waste your time?
3.
Where were you the most productive?
Video Clip
Talk about the TIME QUADRANT MODEL
• See handout “The Time Quadrants”
• Two things to look at “Important & “Urgent”
• Important
Your most important things, your first things, activities that contribute to your mission
and your goals.
• Urgent
Pressing things, in-your face things, activities that demand immediate attention.
In general we spend our time in four different quadrants, as shown on next slide. Each
quadrant contains different kinds of activities and is represented by a type of person. (see
handout)
Time Quadrant Model
5 Minutes
The Procrastinator
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Exam tomorrow
Friends gets injured
Late for work
Project due today
Car breaks down
The Yes –Man
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Unimportant phone calls
Interruptions
Other people’s small
problems
Peer pressure
The Prioritizer
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Planning, goal
setting
Essay due in a week
Exercise
Relationships
Relaxation
The Slacker
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Too much TV
Endless phone calls
Excessive computer
games
Mall Marathons
Time Wasters
Baby Steps
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Set a goal to use a planner for one month
Identify your biggest time waster.
Are you a “Pleaser,” someone who says yes to everything and
everyone.
If you have an important test one week, don’t procrastinate and wait
until the day before to study.
Think of something you’ve procrastinated for a long time but that’s
very important to you.
Note your ten most important big rocks for the upcoming week.
Identify a fear that is holding you back from reaching your goals.
How much impact does peer pressure have on you? Identify the
person or people who have the most influence upon you.
Evaluations
• Share your experience and make recommendations

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