Time Management


Time management is probably one of my biggest challenges.  There are many reasons for this, some bio-chemical, some historical and some environmental.  I seem to always have more on my plate than I can accomplish in a reasonable time or even by a given due date.  This causes me to stress as I work on more than one project at a time.

I read today part of an interview with Matt Perman, senior director of strategy at DesiringGod and author of What’s Best Next.  The topic was productivity.  Here are some nuggets I took away with me from the article:

  1. People tend to try to prioritize their schedule rather than schedule their priorities.
  2. Stop using scattershot.  Pick the most important thing, bring it to completion, then move on to the next thing.
  3. Remember that my value doesn’t come from my productivity, but from who I am in Christ.  This is something workaholics like myself need to keep in mind.  I don’t serve the ministry, I serve Christ as minister.


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  1. I have a similar problem. It’s partly due to head trauma, migraine, and medication. But it’s also partly due to an addiction to television.

    In any case, I’ve learned the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent. Just because a project is screaming to be completed – or someone else is screaming a project needs to be completed – doesn’t mean it’s the most important thing for me to be doing at the moment. Rest, for example, rarely screams out in urgency, yet is always important, whether talking about a good night’s sleep, daily recreation, or a regular sabbath.

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