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How to Succeed, Make Your Time Count!

Psalm 39:1 “I said, I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.” Sometimes you must learn to be quiet, stay silent, and keep one’s mouth shut. Sometimes silence is the best way to handle certain situations. Do not waste one’s time complaining, gossiping, and talking about others. Spend your time wisely by uplifting others and assisting others with going to the next level in their life.

Psalm 39:6 “All our busy rushing ends in nothing.” Sometimes we are so busy doing nothing and wound up wasting valuable time doing nothing at all. Here are a few steps one can learn to use to spend one’s time wisely:

  • Make lists. Should always have a “to do list” to keep everything organized. One can create two lists for work and home tasks: home-related list and work-related list.
  • Consult your schedule first. Before start work day should always consult your “to do list”. This helps one to understand one’s workload to maintain realistic goals.
  • Prioritize the “to do list”. Always highlight and do the important tasks first, that must be completed within the week. Should always put everything else on a secondary list. The secondary list should consist of items that are not due by the end of the week. Focus on your highest priority tasks and then the rest of the tasks later on.
  • Delegate. It is fine to ask for help from others completing tasks and getting the list done. Remember you cannot do everything on your own.
  • Identify extenuating circumstances. Give yourself permission to let some things slide without feeling guilty that you’re not accomplishing as much as usual.
  • Learn to let go. If some tasks remain on the “to do list” for a while maybe it is not that important to complete. So, it is best take it off of your “to do list”.

If you follow these six steps in completing tasks, your valuable time will not be wasted at all.

Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience.  She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information:;;;


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