Choose Your Roles Carefully

Your roles are leverage for your time – by Jeff Linroth

There are many ways you can spend your time. When you choose your roles carefully you have a context for deciding how to spend your time. This is one of the most meaningful things you can do to make the most of your time. It’s important to determine what you want your life to be about. What kinds of experiences do you want to have? How do you want to contribute? Identifying and defining roles makes a big difference in how you spend your time and how good you feel about it.

The obvious roles

Some roles are obvious and some are less so. Parent, spouse, sibling, employee, business owner, entrepreneur are just a few examples of roles that are well-known but are often less well considered when it comes to deciding how to spend our time.

The less obvious roles

We are members of groups…church members, citizens of a community/city. We are stewards assets (homeowners, car owners, etc.). Keeping track of and prioritizing our roles helps us say no to adding things as well as saying yes to things that we want to look back on and be satisfied with how often we said yes to them.

Our roles help us focus our energy and time

When we tend to our roles we wind up with fewer. But we carry them out with far more excellence! Choose your roles carefully and you will be rewarded for the effort! Do What You Are is a really helpful book to help you choose your career role! Making a good choice about how to earn doesn’t just affect your income. If it is done well it leaves more energy for the other roles you choose! Thanks for reading this far. – Jeff Linroth


  1. Mark says:

    Excellent summary of the importance of managing your time wisely.

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