Overcoming Busyness in Business: Strategy 3 – Find Perspective

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

I used to think I had to do everything myself.  After all, I started the company!  I’m in charge of finances, sales, marketing and operations.  And within each, I have hats within hats to wear.  It’s all my responsibility and I need to make sure I can do it all in the 18 hours I’m awake in the day.

But 18 hours isn’t enough, so I put things off for the next day….and the next…and the next.  When I come to realize it, my email box is full of 3,000 unread emails and my to-do list has stretched to page 3 on a legal pad.

Sometimes I dream of taking a trip to a cabin in North Carolina for 1 month, locking myself in a room, and doing everything I can to catch up.

24 hours just isn’t enough in a day to do it all.  Yup, that’s the truth.

So how do we accomplish everything we need to do to run a successful business?!  How will we bring our dreams of growth and expansion to life if all we have is 24 hours in a day?

One thing I’ve learned in growing in my relationship with God is that He will accomplish through you what he needs to accomplish in the time available.  Imagine checking in with your CEO (God) in the morning and asking for the critical tasks of the day.  He would know exactly what you need to do, after all, he came up with the 24-hour day!

In the book of Job, God challenges Job’s frustrations and says something that I always remember when I’m frustrated at God’s design of the world.

Job 38:4

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand."

And in Job 38:12