Give less than 100%

“Whatever you do, give it 100%. Give it your best! Go all out and be the best you can be at everything you do!” That’s great advice for people who want to redeem the time right? Wrong.

While that kind of talk may sound inspiring, it’s really half-baked nonsense from someone who has never had their ideas challenged. You should not and cannot give 100% to everything you do.

I clean my car by throwing away the trash while I pump gas and having the kids hose it down a couple of times a year. I don’t give 100% to that cause because it isn’t one of my goals to reach the end of my life with a spotlessly clean car. But, when I speak for a convention to inspire a crowd of people to redeem the time, I’ll give it 110% because the results matter both now and in eternity.

Remember, you can’t give everything 100%. Discerning what things to give 80, or even
20 percent to, will 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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