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Here's a thought, a quote, and a resource I wanted to share with you this Thursday.

I’ve been thinking about time and productivity lately.

A new book, Four Thousand Weeks, makes a couple good points. Our time is limited. If we live until we’re 80, that only works out to approximately four thousand weeks. (Read the TGC review of this book.)

How do we make the most of our time? Productivity promises a lot, but backfires. The more we try to get done, the more there is to do.

There are no easy answers, but two important principles to keep in mind.

First: embrace your limits. Your limits aren’t a design flaw. They were put there by God himself. Ironically, embracing limits leads to greater freedom. We will never get everything done, but we can do what God has called us to do.

Second: think fruitfulness, not productivity. Fruitfulness is about seasons and abiding. It’s an agricultural image, not a factory one. It makes room for interruptions, relationships, abiding, and producing the right kind of results.

In our limited time, embrace your limits and pursue fruitfulness more than productivity.

“The way to really beat sin is not to whip it out, but to so glory in Christ that sleaze looks dirty.”

(D.A. Carson)

I’ve got a big library of Kindle books. I’ve read and highlighted hundreds of them, but I tend to highlight and forget.

I’ve been using Readwise lately. It’s a service that syncs highlights from Kindle, Instapaper, Pocket, iBooks, and more. It sends the highlights to Evernote, and sends me a daily digest of highlights. If you read ebooks, it’s a great way to review what you’ve read.

Follow this link for a free trial.
Thanks for reading!

Darryl Dash
author of 8 Habits for Growth and How to Grow