Thomas Edison, America’s greatest inventor, often called a press conference to announce his latest invention. Then, he would then go into his lab and invent it. Thomas Edison understood the power of public commitment as a motivation for accomplishment.
What do you plan to accomplish today? Have you told anyone about it? I don’t mean calling a press conference like Edison, but just exchanging plans for the day with your spouse or your coworkers.
Sharing our plans with others increases our level of commitment to those plans. It keeps us more accountable for how we spend our time. It allows others to know how they can help us and pray for us. And sharing our daily plans with others helps crystallize our own thinking about how God wants us to spend our time.
The bottom line is that sharing your plans with others keeps you focused on doing the right thing, something we all need if we’re to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.