A retired businessman met a fisherman returning from the sea early one morning and asked, “Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?
He replied, “I have enough to support my family. Now I’ll use the rest of the day to play with my children, take a stroll with my wife and visit the village where I tell stories and play guitar with friends.
The businessman scoffed, “You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually
you’ll have a whole fleet of boats which you could sell and make millions”
The fisherman asked, “But, how long will all this take?”
About 20 years.
Then what will I do with the millions?
You could retire, and move to a small coastal fishing village where you play with your kids,
take a stroll with your wife, or tell stories and play guitar with your friends.”
Remember, take time today for what’s really important. It’s a sure way 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.