One of the most important challenges you face each day is how are you going to spend those twenty-four hours? Will you be able to look back and say, “Well done” as you recognize that you truly implemented good time management principles that day?
This is time management principle number five:
5. Time Management and motivation go hand in hand.
They feed off of each other. Here’s how that works. When you are managing your time effectively, getting things done and enjoying the results, it motivates you to keep on managing time well, to improve your time management skills. And isn’t it also true that when you’re really motivated to get a job done, you do a much better job of managing your time.
I’ve learned in my own life that when I get one discipline going well, it motivates me to put other disciplines in place because I am benefiting from the fruit of being disciplined. So, the discipline of time management will feed your motivation to get things done, reach some of your goals and realize the satisfaction that comes when you do. Time management and motivation go hand in hand.
I often talk about going back to the basics, and as a Christ-follower, a basic is that you need to spend regular and quality time getting to know God better and better—through time in his Word and prayer, fellowship and worship. It’s a basic that will never change and nothing can replace it. The same is true with this basic of time management. No matter how good your skills are, how smart you are, how talented you are, if you don’t learn to be a good time manager, you’ll never enjoy the full scope of what God has created you to do. I encourage you to keep these five principles we’ve talked about in mind:
- Time management is about balance and prioritization.
- Time management is about getting the right stuff done.
- It is essential for your success.
- It is learning to be present in the moment.
- Time management and motivation go hand in hand.