I once saw a motivational quote that said, “Live every day like your hair is on fire.” As I read it I thought, “What is that supposed to mean?”
Some people can say some pretty wacko things when it comes to giving advice on using your time well. Living every day like your hair is on fire, conjures up images in my mind of a frantic person screaming and running wildly in a constant state of panic and desperation. Can you imagine a person ordering a cheeseburger at McDonalds with the urgency of someone whose hair was on fire?
If that were to characterize your everyday life, I would not consider you a properly motivated individual nor a good manager of your time. I’d think you were nuts. Not only would your hair burn, but you would quickly burn out and die as well.
Good time management involves staying focused, staying balanced and listening to God’s voice. That’s a much better plan for redeeming 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.