I can’t recall the first time I heard that pithy saying, but I do know that it stuck with me.
As I took on the project of my back yard and the landscaping it so desperately needed, I was amazed at the man hours, the planning and the calculating that would be involved. With that, I decided that I might want to take the plan in phases. How do you eat an elephant? (One bite at a time.) And off I went.
So you can imagine that these words from a devotional by Chuck Swindoll caught my attention. Pastor Chuck was talking about work. Finishing what needs to be accomplished. And I like what he had to say about taking stock before you dive in. I thought I’d share it with you. Here are some questions he posed that you ask first:
- What does the job require?
- What do you expect of me?
- What is the deadline?
- What are the techniques?
Or, you can ask the “how” questions:
- How does it work?
- How long will it take?
- How much does it cost?
- How fast can it go?