The rich, the poor, the successful and the unsuccessful – everyone of us gets the same amount of time each day. 24 hours. 1,440 minutes. Time cannot be stopped, captured, repossessed, bought, slowed down, managed or controlled. We cannot change time but we can change our priorities, in order to make the best use of it. Here’s how we can do that.
Non Christians often have great insights about many different things. We are foolish if we have the idea that only Bible believing Christians can teach us anything. Jesus once said, “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” (Luke 16:8) How true this is.
Stephen Covey (who died at the age of 79 last year) was a Mormon. I would therefore have strong disagreement with him on spiritual and theological matters. Yet there is no doubting the fact that he had tremendous insight in the arena of business and leadership. He was the author of numerous books including the best seller, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” as well as “First Things First,” “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families,” “Principle-Centered Leadership” and “The 8th Habit.”
Here he is giving the most powerful illustration I have ever seen concerning time management.