Maxwell’s Priority System

Leadership expert John Maxwell lists 3 questions every Christian should ask when prioritizing their use of time.

1. What is required of me? This is the starting place. What things must I do to satisfy my employer, my spouse and God? These are the non-optional things that cannot be delegated.

2. What gives me the greatest return? As we go through life we begin to discover some activities yield a much higher return for the effort than do others. We want to concentrate on these activities next.

3. What gives me the greatest reward? If you only do what you must do and what gives a good return you may be productive but still unfulfilled. We also need to consider what gives us a sense of personal satisfaction.

These three questions, What is required, What gives the greatest return, and What gives the greatest reward, give us a good framework for determining Gods will and knowing how to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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