I can’t recall the first time I heard that pithy saying, but I do know that it stuck with me.
As I took on the project of my back yard and the landscaping it so desperately needed, I was amazed at the man hours, the planning and the calculating that would be involved. With that, I decided that I might want to take the plan in phases.  How do you eat an elephant? (One bite at a time.) And off I went.
So you can imagine that these words from a devotional by Chuck Swindoll caught my attention. Pastor Chuck was talking about work. Finishing what needs to be accomplished.  And I like what he had to say about taking stock before you dive in. I thought I’d share it with you. Here are some questions he posed that you ask first:

  • What does the job require? 
  • What do you expect of me? 
  • What is the deadline? 
  • What are the techniques? 

Or, you can ask the “how”  questions:

  • How does it work? 
  • How long will it take? 
  • How much does it cost? 
  • How fast can it go? 
Whatever project or to-list you are working on this week, why not take a look at the above, then take another good look at what it is exactly that you need  or would like to accomplish. There has to be something, even if it’s cleaning up the kitchen!
Best to you!
Go get ’em.