An Olympic hurdle jumper must do two things. He must finish his race quickly and he must clear each of the hurdles. He can’t afford to waste excess energy by going too high over any one hurdle but he must completely clear each one.
That’s often how managing time works. There are a number of tasks you have to complete each day. You have to clear the hurdle for each one but there is no value in jumping far above and beyond the hurdle, especially if it takes resources away from future hurdles and causes you to miss one.
For example, do you know what you call the guy who graduates at the bottom of his class in medical school? Doctor, because he finished his race and cleared all the hurdles, even if he didn’t jump way over any of them along the way.
Think right now about what God wants you to accomplish today. Then create a time strategy to clear all the hurdles and 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.