Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

3 Words To Increase Productivity

In today’s society we are looking for any edge to increase our productivity. We are motivated to be more productive and to accomplish more. The other day I was reminded of three words to guarantee increasing productivity in our lives.

What's Killing Your Time?

Are you ready for them? Good! Here you go!  QUIT MAKING EXCUSES!

The Bible says in Proverbs 22:13, “The sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!'”

We can find an excuse to not do anything or to procrastinate on our work. If you wait until your conditions are perfect before starting something then you might miss the boat!

We waste valuable time and energy when we begin to make excuses and to rationalize why we have not done something yet. There are times where life happens and we cannot do something but most of the time it’s usually our own doing.

This past week I reminded my students to quit making excuses. I’ve even found myself walking around the office saying, “No excuses!”

Now it’s your turn!

Coaching Question: Why do you find yourself making excuses? Will you take the no excuse challenge with us?

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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4 Replies

  1. Right on, or Amen! A couple of weeks ago I sent my team an email with the subject heading which read: “Bring me Ideas, Suggestions, and Best Practices – But no Excuses.” Generally people will come up with a million excuses as to what they can’t, instead of finding one reason as to why they can!

    1. Eric

      Thanks Juan! I’ve learned that it is easier to come up with excuses than to come up with solutions. The cost is less and the pain of productivity is certainly less.

  2. I love the proverbs about sluggards. Making excuses is so easy, and often we don’t even realize that’s what we’re doing. We may think its just being prudent and reasonable. Often, we’re very good at deceiving ourselves about our own level of self-deception.

    1. Eric

      You’re right Loren. It’s easy to deceive ourselves and to make excuses for our inadequacies. It takes us to be willing to admit the truth before we will change.

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