25 years ago, 2 3M Company employees in St. Paul, MN discovered a unique adhesive that stuck lightly to surfaces and could be repositioned. They applied the adhesive to small squares of paper and changed the way offices would operate for the next quarter century. They had invented the Post-It note.

From a time management perspective, I’m not sure if those two men were heroes or villains. I suppose Post-Its are like anything else, it matters how you use them. Post-Its are a great improvement over the old cubes of paper notes that used blow away as soon as you created them. But on the other hand they can become very addictive. When overused, Post-Its clutter instead of capture information.

The key to making Post-Its work is keeping them temporary. Use them to make a quick note, or as a scratch pad, but then transfer the information to an organizer, computer or file.

Also sticking Post-Its around the house for Scripture memory definitely redeems 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.

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