There are exactly 216 noodles in a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Not 215, not 217, but exactly 216 noodles.
I don’t know how Campbell’s came to the conclusion they needed exactly 216 noodles, but I’d guess it was the result of much experimentation, trial, and error. And that’s the same way you’ll learn how to manage your time better, by consciously experimenting with what works best in your situation.
For example, how can you streamline your Sunday morning routine to reduce stress and get everyone to church on time and in a frame of mind to worship God? Are there other routes you can take to work during rush hour? How much work can you delegate to your assistant so you can focus on more pressing matters? Is your kitchen arranged so that you can reach the most commonly used items quickly?
Remember, trial and error makes for good soup, but it’s also a very important part of learning 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.