Continually staying focused on a goal is a vital part of good time management. Life’s major issues simply cannot be sorted out during TV commercials.
But like anything else, focusing on our goals has to be balanced. If you set out to climb a 14,000 foot mountain you would want to keep your main focus on the peak. That gives you vision and energy to continue on. But at some point during the journey you will get tired and quite possibly discouraged. When that happens you may need to stop and look back down the mountain at the progress you’ve made already.
That same tactic works in the climb of life. If God has given you a vision, stay focused on it. But remember to take a break if you need it and look back at what God has already done in your life.
Remember, stopping to count your blessings and reflect on the ground already covered may give the needed motivation 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.