The Library of Congress in Washington DC has over 130 million items contained in 530 miles of bookshelves. That’s an overwhelming amount of information. But another information repository that is often overwhelming is the email inbox.
Approximately how many emails are in your inbox right now? If you are like most people the answer is “Way too many!” That’s because managing the inbox has become one of the great time management challenges of our day.
One time management consultant tells how she met with a client who had 3,983 emails in her inbox. Needless to say, she was overwhelmed and frustrated. The consultant challenged her to delete all 3,983 and start over. She reluctantly followed the advice, then, sent her colleagues an email telling them that her inbox had been deleted and if anyone needed anything to let her know. She received 25 responses.
Spending less time with email, means spending more time with meaningful objectives, like God and family, which 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.