I ran across the following quote in a text I was reading today.
"Constantly ask yourself these three questions:
- What shall I do?
- What shall I not do?
- What shall I do first?"
Attributed to Harold Ivan Smith in No Fear of Trying (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1980), these are three great questions for setting priority. The first is a question to reduce complexity to simplicity. The second is a question of eliminating those things which contribute little or nothing to the pursuit of our priorities. The final question is one to prompt action - planning must give way to action or nothing happens.
The Apostle Paul had it right: "but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal..." (Phil 3:13-14 NRSV)
And those are good words to live by...
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