In October 1998, Don Athey of Ohio set a world record by stacking nine golf balls one on top of the other. Don is obviously a man with a great ability to concentrate on what he is doing.
That’s a skill many of us could benefit from, not for stacking golf balls, but for learning to give our undivided attention to another person. Multitasking, or doing two things at once, is good time management, except when we’re engaged with someone who needs our attention. There’s no better way to let a person know how much you care about them than to give them your undivided attention.
God put a need in your children and your spouse to have one on one time where you can concentrate, not on them and the TV or them and the newspaper, but on them alone.
The saying is true, people don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care. That’s why giving undivided time will 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.