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Book: Beat the Clock


Beat the Clock
Beat the Clock by Jim Wideman

This is my last month in Kidmin Academy and this is the month I've been waiting for! I love to learn about time management and organization so this book is right up my alley.

As usual though, God always has more in store for me than what I could imagine.  I had my own ideas about what I would learn from the book but God had other ideas as well.

Here are a few things that God showed me in this book:

  • I was recruited to fulfill my pastor's vision; not mine (ouch! guilty!)
  • Even though I'm pretty organized and efficient I have much room to grow in the area of procrastination and prioritizing
  • I've learned to set goals but I still struggle with an effective plan to get there. I need to set markers, and break things down into manageable chunks along the way
  • I still have a lot to learn about "duplicating myself" 
  • I'm often busy, but am I doing the right thing?
  • Plan to grow, not plan to where you are now
  • Learning to switch gears quickly is not something I'm good at, in fact I often have a one track mind, but Jim assures me that I can learn this and it took him years to develop.
My favorite quote from the book:
"Listen, your brain is not for remembering. That's your calendar's job. Your brain is for thinking and for dreaming -- what a radical concept!" 

I loved this book! I will read it again. In fact I am going to set it on my calendar to read once a year.

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