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Time Management

Stage one: Knowledge

Time management - the analysis of how working hours are spent and the prioritization of tasks in order to maximize personal efficiency in the workplace

Procrastination

The discipline of time management is an important skill that needs to be learned early on. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome is procrastination. Procrastination is the problem of putting things off. We all seem to procrastinate on certain levels by making up excuses not to do something. The bad thing is that procrastination can be displayed in an every day lifestyle, which can effect us in achieving our goals.

Procrastination can be the reason behind our failures

Proverbs 10: 4 - 5 “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.”

This verse contrasts being lazy with hard work. We need to live our lives for God by not being lazy but by working hard to serve Him.

An unproductive lifestyle comes from procrastination

Procrastination can lead to a bad lifestyle. It can result in getting bad grades, not showing your best work, and being unproductive. It is important to avoid making excuses and as you head towards your goal, you should pray that God gives you the persistence to achieve it without getting lazy.

Underlying problems can be revealed by procrastination

If we continue putting things off it can mean we lack discipline, are poor time managers and sometimes are disobedient to God. Joshua 18:3 “So Joshua said to the Israelites: "How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you? “ People get discouraged because the task seems difficult, large, or too much to handle. It is during this time that procrastination kicks in, but instead of giving in you need to seek help and encouragement from others. Remember that you are...
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