Money and things you can get back but your time, once it’s gone you can never get it back. If you are truly going to achieve your goals this year, no matter what the goal is you MUST guard your most valuable asset, your time. Pay special attention to the people, places, tasks, and events that you are participating in and make sure they line up with your goals. here is a short excerpt from my book “How to Reign in Life!” Which is all about showing you how to take back your God given authority and dominion by setting goals and utilizing the 7 principles of diligence to actually achieve them!
Be careful of your time!
I like the Message Bible’s version of Proverbs 4:25 Keep your eyes straight ahead: ignore all sideshow distractions.
Some events and people come into your life to be a sideshow distraction. You see once you have made up your mind to focus on your focus, Satan is not going to just sit idly by and let you accomplish your goal without a fight! He will send him, her, them and it to try and take your time away from what you are supposed to be doing. Sometimes we can be our own sideshow distraction, busy doing things that are really not a priority and doesn’t have anything to do with our goal! I heard someone say, “I don’t participate in anything that does not support my objectives or goals.” In other words, if my focus is to get out of debt and my friends spend a great deal of their time hanging out, spending money and shopping, of course these activities don’t line up with my objectives or my goal of getting out of debt.
These particular friends I need to spend less or no time at all with right now. I should not participate in these kinds of activities, because I am focusing on my focus, which is to get out of debt. Even when you have family members whose goals are not lined up with yours, you need to be mindful of your mission and deal with them accordingly. I did not say that you have to cut your friends off and never see them again; although sometimes this is necessary in order to stay focused and connected to your goals. You should be spending your time with people whose focus is similar to yours; people who can encourage you and hold you accountable to your goals and vice versa.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV) end of excerpt…
“Waist your money and your only out of money, waist your time and you’ve lost part of your life”
So, let me ask you first what are your top 10 goals? Make sure that your time is spent wisely on completing the tasks necessary to achieve them and not on useless, conversations and activities that are just side show distractions to keep you from Reigning! That’s your assignment this week. Keep a time log, and you will see what you need to eliminate and who! Until next time, remember not yesterday, not tomorrow but right now is your time to Reign in Life!
Shelita Williams, Registered Nurse, Certified Fitness Trainer, helps aspiring and established women entrepreneurs who struggle with achieving their health and fitness goals, to lose weight, increase energy, boost confidence and establish brand integrity so that they are poised, fit and motivated to start, manage and grow their business! Sign up for your free eCourse and Reign in Health and Fitness updates!