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:
- People tend to try to prioritize their schedule rather than schedule their priorities.
- Stop using scattershot. Pick the most important thing, bring it to completion, then move on to the next thing.
- 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.