Saturday, July 18, 2015

Be Effective Not Busy

Because of the size of my family and the roles I am fortunate enough to embrace, I’m often asked “how do you do it?” Typically the person asking that question feels overwhelmed by what they have to do, want to do, and need to do and for some reason—some very deluded reason—they think I have figured this out. Every man and woman regardless of his or her calling and vocation must address the question of “how do I get done what I need to get done and want to get done in the little time I have to get it done?”

Honestly, I do not have this all figured out. I do not know anyone who does. I, just like everyone who asks me that question, have more on my to do list of what I want to do and need to do than I will ever get accomplished. I have been fortunate enough to be able to pray, think, and read through issues surrounding both a theology of vocation and effectiveness that have enabled me to continually become more and more effective.

The following are a couple of things that work for me. They may not for you, and perhaps you have something better. But these have helped me tremendously. Keep reading

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