We do live in a hurry-hurry world, and despite all of the time-saving, labor-saving approaches and devices available to us today, despite all of the technology for streamlining, it seems that our wishes and desires require more additional time than the new technology and planning provide. What this really means is we need to prioritize what is important to "keep the main thing the main thing."
The most fascinating example of this is the story about author and diplomat Clare Booth Luce. Ms. Luce told of her visit with John F. Kennedy when he was in the White House. She was known for her forthrightness and straightforward manner. She said to Mr. Kennedy, "Mr. President, you must get the Soviets out of this hemisphere." They talked a few minutes, then the phone rang and the President went off. He came back rather excited and said, "I got my textile bill passed! Now, what were you saying, Clare?" To this Mrs. Luce responded, "Mr. President, there are many great men remembered in our civilization. Of one man, they said He went to a cross and died so that all men's sins may be forgiven. Of another man, they said he went in search of a new route to an old world and founded a new world. Of another it is said that he took up arms against his mother country and with a motley army of rebels defeated the greatest military power on earth to found a new nation. And of another it is said that he had to hide in the dark of night as he came into Washington, and grieved for four years that the nation might be half-slave and half-free. Mr. President, of none of these great men was it said, 'He got his textile bill passed.'"
Our priorities are important and once we get them in order great things can happen in our lives. So prioritize and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator. He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs. He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily.