Updated: Jan 13
What is the first thing that you do each work day?
In the morning, you are most alert, most energetic, and your brain is at its best performance. All your internal resources are fired up. So, what do you do with your day? Go through your 'To Do' list and pick the most important tasks and take care of the most important immediately. Do the most important, most difficult, most intricate tasks first.
Your mind, body and soul are at full speed, but the gasoline runs fast. So, use the morning hours to do everything that is harder.
At some point, Mark Twain, one of the most prolific American authors said: “Eat a live frog every morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.” In other words, if you have two or more frogs to eat, eat the biggest one first.
This means that we should tackle the most important task first thing in the morning.
Time management and setting priorities are always together. You can manage your time effectively only when you know what is supposed to be done when. Time management is being able to identify a good thing and determine when it should be done. Doing the right thing at the wrong time is just as bad as doing the wrong thing at the right time!
The Bible wisely says:
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;"
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Start your day with the most time-consuming or hard tasks, and get it done as soon as you can. Only after doing this, you can focus on other things.