My husband was helping our son with his math homework the other night when I heard him say “There’s no point saving time if you don’t learn the lesson.”
And he’s absolutely right. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to finish our responsibilities, to be done with our (home)work, that we forget to pay attention to what that work is supposed to be doing for us. (And yes, I’m just as guilty of this as everyone else). But I also know that…
“Our character and integrity are forged by the effort and determination we put toward the task at hand.”
Rushing through work in the hopes to “just be finished” doesn’t do us any favors. In fact, it completely wastes all of our time and effort.
Think about why you’re making the effort in the first place. Pay attention to the task at hand and focus on the best possible outcome. If you’re doing the work anyway, you may as well know that you’re getting the full benefit of doing it, right?!
What do you think, my friendly blog reader?
What’s your (home)work, and what is it teaching you?
I’d love to read about it in the comments below.
p.s. One of the things I’m struggling with is finding the time and creative juice to finish my projects. I’m still working on making the video for this burlap art project. It should be finished by next week.