Self management can be interpreted as how well our actions match our priorities, or simply how good our choices are about what we’re doing.
Can you have one without the other—control without perspective, or vision without control? Ultimately, no. If you’re out of control, it’s almost impossible to maintain appropriate perspective. And if you can’t see things from the right altitude, you’ll lose control at some point. But relatively speaking, yes—there can be an imbalance. - David Allen
There are horizontal and vertical aspects of productivity:
- Quiet distractions and maintain control over all inventory of things to do across a spectrum
- View what you're doing from the appropriate horizon and shift perspective as needed
This template shows you how you cannot have
. Here is a matrix showing the 4 quadrants of control and perspective:
Driven by the latest and loudest and simply reacting.
The Crazy Maker
Great ideas but unrealistically committing time and resources.
The Micro Manager
Obsessed with control and neglecting the bigger picture.