April 16, 2019

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” – Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. It is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.
He creates for us a divide between two categories – urgent tasks, and important tasks.
Urgent tasks are things that you feel like you need to react to: emails, phone calls, texts, news stories. Meanwhile, important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term mission, values, and goals.

Said another way, urgent things take us away from important things. We know there are only so many minutes in each day.

It brings us to the question: “Do I really need to be doing this?”

If we can cut the fluff – the wasted minutes – and apply those towards what actually moves us forward… we’re in for a great ride. The opposite is also true. If we get caught up in the urgent things, we can go through a whole day, busy-as-ever, and feel like we got *nothing* done by the days end.

Let’s take note of what we do today – and cut the fluff. Even if it’s cutting out a tiny urgent habit… it will add up.

A): Bad Blood (5 Rounds for reps)
5 Rounds:
1:00 – Max Burpee Box Jumps (24″/20″)
1:00 – Power Cleans (155/105)
1:00 – Assault Bike Calories
1:00 – Rest

Rx Plus (OPEN): As written
Rx (PERFORMANCE): 135/95, Cal Row
Scaled (FITNESS): Burpee Box Step-ups, 95/65, Cal Row

Target: 35-45reps per round
Next Level
B): Metcon (No Measure)

Focusing on finding paces today, building awareness of speeds. We’ll be moving through 4 rounds of varying speeds, for a total consecutive row of 2,400 meters.

2,400 Meter Row
Meters 0-200 – 2K Pace + 15 Seconds
Meters 201-400 – 2K Pace + 10 Seconds
Meters 401-600 – 2K Pace + 5 Seconds