A servant in the Old Testament gave the job of watching a prisoner during a battle. The prisoner escaped, and when the servant was to explain what happened, he said “while your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared ”
Notice, this servant was very busy, he involved in lots of activity, but he failed to accomplish his specific assignment, which was guard the prisoner. Time management consultants say 80% of the results are produced by 20% of the effort i.e. 80% of our extra efforts only contribute 20% to the results.
We afraid many of us work hard, but at the end of the day or week discover we accomplish little. Today many CEO’s and professionals is like that servant – they work hard, but seem to get little done. Part of the problem can be traced to the activity trap, which gets people involved in numerous tasks that do not contribute to the predetermined goal or objective or assignments.
Let the master of the labor speak to you in this new week of opportunities.