The Importance of How to Manage Time
“Arthur Berry was described by Time as “the slickest second-story man in the East,” truly one of the most famous jewel thieves of all times. In his years of crime, he committed as many as 150 burglaries and stole jewels valued between $5 and $10 million. He seldom robbed from anyone not listed in the Social Register and often did his work in a tuxedo. On an occasion or two, when caught in the act of a crime by a victim, he charmed his way out of being reported to the police.
Like most people who engage in a life of crime, he was eventually caught, convicted and served 25 years in prison for his crimes. Following his release, he worked as a counterman in a roadside restaurant on the East Coast for $50 a week.
A newspaper reporter found him and interviewed him about his life. After telling about the thrilling episodes of his life, he came to the conclusion of the interview saying, “I am not good at morals. But early in my life I was intelligent and clever, and I got along well with people. I think I could have made something of my life, but I didn’t. So when you write the story of my life, when you tell people about all the burglaries, don’t leave out the biggest one of all… Don’t just tell them I robbed Jesse Livermore, the Wall Street baron or the cousin of the king of England. You tell them Arthur Berry robbed Arthur Berry.”
How we use the time we have is the foundation for our lives. Do you know how to improve time management? Do you recognize the importance of time management at work, home and church? Here are 6 truths that can help.
6 Truths on Ways to Manage Time
Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that take up your time.
Time is expensive. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of our day is spent on those things or those people that only bring us two percent of our results.
Time is perishable. It cannot be saved for later use.
Time is measurable. Everybody has the same amount of time…pauper or king. It is not how much time you have; it is how much you use.
Time is irreplaceable. We never make back time once it is gone.
Time is a priority. You have enough time for anything in the world, so long as it ranks high enough among your priorities.”
How are you doing when it come to time management in the workplace?
Is time management on the top of your “to-do” list?
Do you find time management difficult?
(The post above is an excerpt from First Thing Every Morning by Lewis Timberlake.)
Time Management Quotes From the Bible
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Colossians 4:5 ESV
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 ESV