January 3, 2024




Eisenhower Decision Matrix, Journey's Significance & More

At a glance

Good Morning. Welcome to all the new readers of Faster Than Normal who have joined us since last week!

Here’s what we’ll cover today:

Mental Model: Eisenhower Decision Matrix.

Insight: Journey's Significance.

Quote: Curiosity's Purpose.

Question: Connect Through Listening.

Poem: The Unyielding.


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| Mental Model

Eisenhower Decision Matrix

Best for day-to-day decisions.

Prioritize tasks by urgency and importance and decide which tasks should be delegated or not done at all.

”What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”

—Dwight Eisenhower

| Insight

The journey matters as much as the destination.

Challenge: Write about a recent experience or achievement and the lessons you learned along the way.

Example: Training for a marathon, building a business, or learning a new language.

| Quote

Albert Einstein on the importance of curiosity and critical thinking:

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

| Question

How can I practice active listening to better understand and connect with others?

A Poem I Enjoyed

"The Unyielding" by William Ernest Henley

In spite of the odds, we stand,

Against the tide of life's demand,

Unyielding, we forge our own path,

Defying the storm's relentless wrath.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.

Until next time,


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