Everything Takes Longer Than It Should

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This is one of those family sayings that gets repeated quite often in our home. Just today, for example, I was reworking a video for my website, and it took all afternoon to do the editing. There are 2 points I want to make about this. First of all, make sure you allow enough time for projects. Take a moment to think through what’s involved, estimate accordingly, then pad the estimate. This will help prevent “overbooking” yourself. Second, consider whether the project is worth your time. Will it yield results? Would it be better to delegate the project to someone else?

Guard your time; it is the one, truly scarce resource.


  1. Chuck Mudd on January 29, 2023 at 2:31 am

    True story. Time is a precious resource, one that I have learned not to wish away. However, the waiting on things that seem to take longer than they should, builds patience. We also must admit that our timing and time frames aren’t exactly what’s in our best interest, but God’s is always perfect. Two cents my Book of Opinions.

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