Wednesday, August 31, 2016
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” King James Version
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” New American Standard Bible
1. Develop a Personal Mission Statement
Imagine your life as something of value. You have value and were created for a reason. What is your reason for living, your calling, mission, theme, vision, or purpose. You have a purpose. Write it down and think of it often. Ask probing questions like: Is this activity in which I am currently engaged helping to fulfill my life’s mission? Does this specific use of my time distract from or enhance my calling or purpose?
3. Don’t Do What You Don’t Have To Do
Good is the enemy of best. Don’t think you are productive because your day is busy and filled with good activities. As good as they are, the things you are doing may not qualify as highest and best. Think about it… Are you engaged in important activities which are not central to your mission? Can these tasks be done by others at a cost less than the price of your time. If so, learn to let go and trust qualified people to perform tasks you might rather do yourself. It’s called teamwork.