In order to keep you energy levels high leaders need to focus on what truly stokes their passion. By working towards those things which are inspiring to you a leader can continually replenish their tank, keeping them wisely moving towards the right goals. By spending energy on time suckers, or on supporting/helping others more often than themselves, or not allocating enough time to do the things which are important, leaders can go off track.
To build up the muscle of continually focusing on what is most important, use Steven Covey's four quadrants and populate it with those things that are most relevant for you to keep your energies high:
- Important/Not Urgent
- Not Important/Urgent
- Not Important/Not Urgent