A few years ago I had put on a few extra pounds and decided to attack the problem by jogging. But that is not an easy thing to motivate myself to do and on this one occasion I was having such trouble getting started I had to do something drastic, something totally out of character for me.
I am a very frugal person. Some would call me a tightwad. I prefer to think of myself as a good steward of God’s money. When I buy tennis shoes for example, I only look at one thing- how much do they cost. If I see some for $10 on the mark down table, I’ll grab them. But on this occasion I went to an expensive mall and bought some Nike jogging shoes for quite a bit more than $10. When I got home I ran and ran and ran because I had made such an investment I had to use those shoes.
Remember, you overcome procrastination by doing whatever you can, no matter how small, to create momentum so you’ll 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.