In my coaching…both personal and corporate, this topic comes up often….did I say most of the time?…..“I just don’t have enough time in my day to get it all done?”
I share this from the recent devotional WIRE
Doing Too Many Things?
You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!-Psalm 139:16
There are twenty-four hours in every day. We wish for more. We often act as if there were more: stay at work a little longer; stay up a little later, cram a bit more in. No matter what we do, though . . . still only twenty-four. God’s set the length. He’s also set the absolute number of those twenty-four-hour days each of us will ever get. We often act, though, as if that too weren’t settled, as if our earthly days might stretch on forever. They won’t:
Our time is scarce—it’s limited and there’s less than we’d like. How we allocate it, therefore, how we run our calendars, matters. If we’re not intentional, external factors will govern the allocation: things that are more urgent will claim top priority. The problem is, urgent things aren’t always important things. In fact, many unimportant things become urgent if we let them: e.g., we sign up for something, maybe simply because someone asked us to or because everyone else is signing up, and its demands escalate and it begins to take too much time. This happens some and we default into calendars that don’t reflect our true priorities.
We end up with days filled, but with the wrong things.
Learn to say that important, time saving word NO.
No thanks I cannot do that, but thanks for asking.