OPW#1.11b How can I understand Step 5. ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus?

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The river of information flowing toward us – about people, about God, and about all we have to do as pastors continually threatens to overwhelm us. Three things help us to get our chaos under our control: #1. Time Management, Getting Things Done (GTD) File System

5. ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus on doing every one of them.
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution” – Brian Tracy
“If I had 10 minutes to cut down a tree, I’d spend 5 minutes sharpening my axe.”

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THE BENEFIT – # 1 of 3:
5. ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus on doing every one of them.

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution” – Brian Tracy

“If I had 10 minutes to cut down a tree, I’d spend 5 minutes sharpening my axe.”

DISCUSSION QUESTION: If six minutes in the morning spent planning saved you a full hour of work that day, would it be worth it?

If one hour of planning a week saved you ten hours of work that week, would it be worth it?

THE BENEFIT – # 2 of 3: 5. ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus on doing every one of them.

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution” – Brian Tracy

“If I had 10 minutes to cut down a tree, I’d spend 5 minutes sharpening my axe.”

DISCUSSION QUESTION:

Which would be your way to do your planning: 6 minutes a day or one hour a week?
If weekly, which day?
And what time of day?

THE BENEFIT – # 3 of 3: 5. ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus on doing every one of them.

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution” – Brian Tracy

“If I had 10 minutes to cut down a tree, I’d spend 5 minutes sharpening my axe.”

The science suggests that different parts of your brain make decisions and consider options … while another part of your brain is best at just following a recipe and checking items off.

And that it’s difficult for you to switch back and forth if you are always revisiting your decisions.

DISCUSSION QUESTION:

How natural is it for you to follow a plan once you make it? Or are you constantly wanting to question, revisit and rethink your decisions?

If you attempt to switch back and forth, does that cause you problems?

NOTE (my response)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS

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