Did you know a crocodile can’t stick out its tongue? Polar bears are left-handed? There are 336 dimples on a golf ball? A snail can sleep for 3 years?
All those facts are interesting but none of them are actionable. That is, we can’t do anything with that knowledge. There is a lot of information today that captures our attention and can consume many hours of our time, but what can we do with it? It is not actionable.
Reading crime details, learning what antics the Hollywood celebreties did last weekend, or analyzing every statistic on the sports page, may provide you with lots information, but what can you actually do with it? Before you read another book, news article or website, take a moment to ask, “Will this give me any actionable information?” or “What will I do as a result of this new information?” If it isn’t actionable, find something else that is.
And remember, the best souce of actionable information is always the Bible. Reading it always 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.