Gladys saw an advertisement for a roach extermination kit guaranteed to work when you follow 3 simple steps. When the package arrived she opened it to find 2 wooden blocks and instructions for the three simple steps:
1. Catch roach
2. Place roach on block A
3. Smash roach with block B
Those 3 steps had an inherent flaw. But here are 3 steps to managing your time each day that really will work:
1. Identify your goals. Ask God what it is He wants you to accomplish today
2. Prioritize your goals. Ask yourself, “If I could only do one thing on this list, which one would it be?” Assign the number 1 to it. Place a 2 by the second most important, and so on down the list.
3. Begin your day by working on #1. Stay with it as long as needed to get it done. Then, and only then, move to #2 and work your way down.
There’s a 3 step formula that really 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.