When it comes to getting things done, there are two types of leaders, those who say, “Why do today, what I can put it off till tomorrow?” And those who say, “I will do today, so I don’t have to do tomorrow?”
Which are you?
The wisdom of Probers 27:1 warns against procrastination,“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.”
Proverbs 13:4 announces the reward for those who work hard and get things done. “Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.”
As leaders we must learn the power of NOW, rather than putting off till later. If you want to be more effective and efficient as a leader you must capitalize on the power of NOW.
- Start it now. Stop putting it off. Sit down, make a plan, and get started now.
- Do it now. My rule of thumb is, if I can do it in less than 3 minutes, I do it now.
- Decide it now. Most decisions can be made quickly. Those that cannot, then decide now to take time to pray and seek godly counsel.
- Delegate it now. Ask yourself, “Must I do this task, or can I give it away?” Give away as much as you can. This will give you more time to do what God intends for you to do.
- Finish it now. Stop procrastinating and learn to finish what you start. If you’re able to finish it, finish it now.
- Enjoy it now. Live in the moment. When at work enjoy it. When at home enjoy it. Life is short, so enjoy it now!
Proverbs 12:24,“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.”