January 1, 2015

Don’t Be A Sloth

It is always nice to relax for a couple of days. It gives me a chance to think for a little bit  – like I have been able to the last week or so.  I unfortunately had a very rough Christmas as I got a severe case of the flu and was as sick as I can ever remember for about 3.5 days (ugh!).

When I am sick I am not one who is able to watch TV, listen to any music, or read a book.  My mind becomes cloudy and irritated and it is compounded by the fact that I am not feeling well at the time.  While I was laying there last week, trying to recover, my mind started thinking about how much time I was wasting because I was too sick to do anything!  I thought about how unproductive I was being, even though there was nothing I could do about it. It wasn’t making my situation any better to say the least.

Once I got better, I started reviewing some notes I recently jotted down and I came across this from a book I was reading by Thomas J Stanley:

“Millions of Americans waste their physical and mental energy doing unproductive things.  You only have a few hours a day where you are most productive. You waste much physical and mental energy just in the daily commute.  You only have a few hours each day to work at your peak mental efficiency.”

Hmmm.  Only a few hours a day to work at your peak mental efficiency?  When is your peak mental efficiency?  My peak time is in the morning right after I get up. After thinking about what I actually do during the first 1.5 hours of each day leads me to believe I am not utilizing my most productive time doing productive things!

My challenge to you today is to be a Real Christian Businessman that doesn’t get bogged down in what you DIDN’T do this last week or last month after reading this blog, but what you CAN do to maximize your peak hours when you are most productive.

You know when this time is.

When you are most productive.

What do you usually find yourself doing during this time?

“The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.”  Prov 12:24 (ESV)

God will help us in this challenge, He only wants the best for us.

Be diligent!

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