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4 DIVINE STRATEGIES FOR RECLAIMING YOUR TIME

NO. 1: BOOST YOUR ENERGY
Developing a regular exercise routine, which involves becoming a better steward over tools that God has already given me is number one on my list. We have three major pieces of exercise equipment in our home.

They have become clothes hangers, yet I have had more than one major health scare over the last 20 years. Like Hyatt, about 15 years ago I ended up in the emergency room thinking that I was having a heart attack. It turned out, I had acid reflux, high-blood pressure, high-cholesterol and hyperthyroidism. While I was relieved to know that I did not have a heart attack, “my diagnosis rocked my world.” Perhaps, not enough though. I say that because I’m still struggling with executing and maintaining a regular exercise schedule.

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STRATEGY NO. 2: GUARD YOUR TIME
Making a Point of Guarding My Time
Magic Johnson (1979-96) is the best point guard of all time. Fox Sports (2016), “At 6-9, Magic Johnson could do anything on a basketball court, but he was the very best at the two skills most important for a point guard — passing and leading.” A point guard has the most specialized responsibility of any position on the floor.

The point of him or her is to run the team’s offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. The right time is crucial because if the point guard passes the ball too soon, the intended receiver may not be in place. improve our Point guards guard time fiercely because it is always fleeting and must be calculated precisely.

The Father wants us to guard our time like the point guard does his time when on the court. Guarding time requires practice but most of all, guarding time demands our undivided attention to details only way to capitalize on every second in our day is to place a high value on our time. People tend to take better care of things they value, that includes time. I plan to watch my time like a point guard does his or hers.

STRATEGY NO. 3:
SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS
Seeing Things in a new light, sharpening one’s focus requires practice. I must start paying attention to things that you normally would not. For that to happen it is necessary to place added value on those things, enough to inspire me to look closer at my surroundings. Re-organizing priorities, thought processes is on the top of my list. Making a habit of taking scheduled naps has also been added. Power naps are a popular way to restore agility, renew the spirit, mind and body.

STRATEGY NO. 4:
FLEX YOUR ‘NO’ MUSCLE
Flexing muscle begins with learning how to say No! For many, saying no is a struggle for more reasons than one can count on one hand. I agree and admit that the word NO doesn’t always feel good to say, unlike saying yes, which seems to end in relief, joy, even excitement. I am pretty good at saying no when warranted but cannot say in all honesty that I have never said yes when I should have said no.

As I get older I find myself in fewer situations where I feel compelled to say yes when I should be saying no. Perhaps I am at a place in my life where I am more concerned with pleasing God than I am with pleasing people. I am glad that I’m not a people pleaser, they have experience the most difficulty flexing their “NO” muscle because they have not developed any.

Conclusion
Strategies presented in Shave 10 Hours Off Your Work Week by Hyatt will help me reclaim time and invest it where God wants me to.

Taking time out in this course to study how God sees time taught me how important and precious time is. It is to be used to implement God-given talents, at the appropriate time. Knowing that I have no control over time encourages me to be like a point guard is about the time he is given to pass the ball.

References
Fox Sports.,Top ten point guards in NBA history: retrieved from http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/top-10-point-guards-in-nba-history-080311. Aug 21, 2017

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