Know Thy Time

As you approach this week the playing field will be level in one area … TIME.

The size of your budget, team, or customer base may be smaller, but you have the same amount of time as everyone else.

Moses once prayed, “So teach us to number our days that we may present to thee a heart of wisdom.” Peter Drucker wrote, “Know Thy Time.” 

What Moses and Drucker both knew was that how a leader uses his time ultimately determines the quality and effectiveness of his life and influence.

As you approach your 168 hours this week, I encourage you to give some thought to your time on the front end rather than waiting to give an account after it has been spent. Backside results are always better when front side planning has been done. Tell your time where to go or someone else will.

We frequently hear the phrase, “What a waste of time.” The word waste is defined, to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose. Should we ever carelessly expend our time with no purpose? And yet we are all guilty of squandering our minutes more than we like to admit.

This week you will be tempted to allow your time to slip away. Like me, you will pay attention to your bank account balance, interestingly, ignoring your time, thinking you will always have more. The truth is, you can make more money, but you cannot make more time.

Know thy time this week and watch what happens to your production, influence, and, ultimately, your fulfillment. They will all increase. Please don’t allow the moments to tick away carelessly, extravagantly, or with no purpose. 

You really can accomplish something great this week, but it will cost you your most valuable resource.

Your TIME.

Leadership Begins at Home,

Randy

What is one thing you hope to do with your time this week?

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Bill Hahn

7 years ago

Time is what you make it but you must think about it first.

randygravitt

7 years ago

Very true, Bill. Thanks!

Coach Brown

7 years ago

Randy great reminder. I cannot help but to think of the parable of the talents. Jesus spoke of the master who gave his three servants unequal coinage to invest, but all the same time to get the desired results. The one with ten and one with five doubled the talents given to them, but the third let fear steal his time and he was a disappointment to the master. Fear and ignorance are the enemies when we seek to invest ourselves in the time we have. The least amount of doubt causes delay and delay is the thief of our time. Thanks Randy for the reminder.

randygravitt

7 years ago

Thanks, Coach!

japonzio

7 years ago

Time management is something I have been working on for several years. I can get through a morning and be extremely busy but feel as if I don’t accomplish anything… Better use of my time is definately needed. Thanks,
Jason

randygravitt

7 years ago

Thanks, Jason!

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