One thing I’ve learned over and over again is that time is our most limited commodity in this life.
And how you manage it determines a lot about what you get done.
I’ve shared before that I’m a long-term student of time management and I just re-read this quote:
“The key to successful time management is doing the most important task first, and giving it your full concentration, to the exclusion of everything else.”
— Alex MacKenzie
One of the biggest hindrances to effective time management is what I call “the myth of multi-tasking.”
With cell phones, texting, social media, always-on email clients and instant access to everything, we’re often fooled into thinking that “multi-tasking” is a good thing.
The truth is, however, that there is no such thing as multi-tasking… our brains weren’t designed to process more than one item at any given time.
Don’t believe me? Try reading a book while carrying on a phone conversation, then hang up and write down what you read and the details of the call 🙂
Here’s my suggestion if you want to get the most out of the time you’re given each day:
Develop an ability to focus like a laser on one task at a time, and see how God uses it.
I guarantee you’ll see increased productivity, a higher level of excellence in what you’re working on and more satisfaction at the end of each day.
To getting more done,
P.S. For 34 tested and proven time management practices that you can start implementing today, check out Time Management for Busy Pastors.
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