The ONE THING for today

Before Pulling the Trigger on Your One Shot for Today…

It has been over a year since I first posted this blog; just think where you’d be if you had practiced the advice given everyday–then maybe you have.  If not, there is no better day to start than today.

  • 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NKJV) Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

In light of the fact that you will only have one shot at each day God gives you to live…

Before taking on a task, measure its worth in terms of the time investment that will be required.  In other words, is it worth the amount of time that you must spend to complete the task you are considering?

You probably had the experience of opening a bag of potato chips and discovering that most of the bag was just full of air.  Our calendar (which is a record of our life) can become the same way – filled, but mainly with things that do not really matter.

Before filling your day with meaningless “air” consider asking the following questions:

  1. Is this task worth doing? (Does it reflect your priorities and mission in life?)
  2. Is this task a part of something bigger or am I going to spend my only shot at this day on something that will not matter tomorrow?
  3. What would happen if I wasn’t the one doing the task in question? (In other words,can you delegate in order to better align your one shot at today with your mission in life.)
  4. Is there someone else who could do it well enough for whom the task would be time better spent? (Living to think of others by empowering them will, oddly enough, help make your life more meaningful.  Or put another way, be people focused, not task focused.) 

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