The Power of Now

by Brian Eno/ November 8, 2018

When it comes to getting things done, there are two types of leaders: There are those who say, “Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow?” Then there are those who say, “I will do today, so I don’t have to do tomorrow?” 

Which type of leader are you? 

The wisdom of Proverbs 27:1 warns against procrastination, “Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring” (Proverbs 27:1, NLT). 

Proverbs 13:4 announces the reward for those who work hard and get things done. “Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper” (Proverbs 13:4, NLT).

As leaders we must learn the power of NOW, rather than putting off until later. If you want to be more effective and efficient as a leader you must capitalize on the power of NOW.

  • Start it now. Stop putting it off. Sit down, make a plan, and get started now. 
  • Do it now. My rule of thumb is: If I can do it in less than three minutes, I do it now. 
  • Decide it now. Most decisions can be made quickly. For those that cannot be made quickly, decide now to take time to pray and seek godly counsel. 
  • Delegate it now. Ask yourself, “Must I do this task, or can I give it away?” Give away as much as you can. This will give you more time to do what God intends for you to do.
  • Finish it now. Stop procrastinating and learn to finish what you start. If you’re able to finish it, finish it now. 
  • Enjoy it now. Live in the moment. When at work, enjoy it. When at home enjoy it. Life is short, so enjoy it now!

The most effective and efficient leaders learn to capitalize on the power of NOW. 

Proverbs 12:24 (NLT) tells us, “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.”