I ran across a couple of interesting quotes recently while doing my research for a new book on the benefits of early rising. The first one said:
“The early worm that gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.”
The same profound pundit noted, “It’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.”
While those both made me laugh with their cleverness, they really didn’t reflect a true time management principle, by implying that the pathway to success involves sleeping late and arriving late.
Early rising and being punctual for appointments are both hallmarks of a disciplined lifestyle. People who sleep late and arrive late seldom rise to greatness in any worthwhile pursuit.
If you want to know the pattern for true success, just picture the life of Jesus and ask what He would be like in your situation. Would He hit the snooze and arrive at work a half hour late?
Getting your advice from Jesus, not clever quotes, 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.