This post is the third in a series on lessons I learned in my first years of ministry.
Lesson #3 – Take advantage of small blocks of time. This is actually a lesson I learned in college, but it has had a huge impact on my time at Calvary. Â Every day there are lots of things that need to get accomplished…lessons to prepare, people to counsel, and so much more. Â In between these big tasks are often “spare” 10 or 15 minute blocks of time. Â A lot of people use those small blocks of time to have a conversation with someone at work, maybe catchup on the news, or check their Facebook. Â They feel as though it is only 10 or 15 minutes, so there isn’t much productive they can do with it. Â But I have found taking advantage of those minutes can have a huge impact.
Think of it this way, if you work 5 days a week and can find a spare 10 or 12 minutes a day, that adds up to 50 or 60 minutes a week. Â An hour a week comes out to be 52 hours of time saved over the course of a year. By taking advantage of a “spare” few minutes each day you give yourself an entire extra work week. Â Honestly, I imagine that if most of us tried hard enough we could find not just 10, but perhaps 20 or 30 minutes we waste each day, and that adds up. Â Imagine what you could do with 2 or 3 weeks of more time at work.?.?