Time management….it’s something we have all heard of and all of us have worked on at one point or another. It’s the never ending struggle as we try to “adult” our way from one thing to another and get everything done.
Some of us do it better than others and some people never learn to do it…but it is a key to success.
It was absolutely exhausting….and defeating. Because any little bit of satisfaction to may get from helping the ones you shouldn’t is crushed when you realize you robbed time from the people that truly needed time with you.
There were two men and two books that changed all of this for us…even though it still took us a few years to truly “get it”.
The first one I ready was called “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley. In this book Andy talks about the simple truth that we only have so many hours in each day.
How you choose to spend you time will inevitably cheat someone out of your time.
Here’s the concept: All of your relationships can be placed into a specific ring around you at some distance to you depending on their importance. Picture a giant bullseye with you in the center and rings continuously going out away from you.
The first ring…the very center is SOLELY reserved for you very very closest. For me, this is where Cindy and the kids stay. If you are single then this would be where maybe your parents and your siblings are….