An experienced trucker told a new driver, “Here’s a tip to stay awake on long hauls. Put a $100 bill in your hand and hold it out the window.”
While I am not advocating driving while drowsy, I do think the trucker was onto a good principle for productivity because working late into the night can be an effective method of tackling a big project. There are several advantages of working through the night, probably the greatest of which is the ability to work without interruptions.
The phone never rings at 3:00 in the morning and no one knocks at your door. If you’re working at the office, you’ll get very few drop-in visitors at that hour and interruptions are probably the greatest hindrance to getting any major project done.
Scripture records times when people prayed late into the night. Maybe you should consider doing likewise on the big project you’re procrastinating on right now. It might just be your best 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.