With an aching back, you go into the doctor’s office expecting some physical therapy or painkillers.
But the doctor realizes your real problem is flat feet – which leads to problems with your ankles – which leads to problems with your knees – which leads to problems with your hips – which leads to pain in your back.
Who would’ve thought that a shoe insert would fix your back pain? But it does the trick.
I find it’s the same with time stewardship. People want the latest time management tip. They want answers for their questions on balancing work and home, on handling priorities, or on being insanely busy.
But oftentimes, those problems are due to something that’s wrong under the surface. They have some core foundational belief that’s off kilter, and it’s throwing all of these other things out of whack.
What they don’t need is another time management system or another daily devotional – they need to peel back the layers and take a good hard look at the basics. And a good hard look at themselves.