Josh Billings, a humorist from the 1800’s advised, “Be like a postage stamp. Stick with one thing until you get there.” That old timer’s advice is even truer for us in the 21st century.
We have way more options for spending our time today than people in the 1800’s could have imagined. Yet the fact remains the same. Determining the one thing that will produce the greatest results, and staying with that one thing until it is finished, will be the pathway to ending your day well.
You probably have a good idea of what your “one thing” should be. It’s that high payoff activity you never can seem to get focused on for very long at a time. It’s the one that always gets pushed to tomorrow because you have something more urgent to do right now.
Instead, be like the Apostle Paul who labeled his daily striving to please God as “This one thing I do.” He knew that was the secret to 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.