Columnist: Time out, time in; time to climb

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 12, 2015

Jerry Johnson

Contributing columnist

Time out, what does “Time Out” mean to you?

If you’re a ball coach, it means telling those players what they must do in 30 seconds. If you’re a mom, it means Junior must stand in the corner and be quiet for a few minutes.

To me it means I am taking time to get away from catching 40 phone calls, making 40 more calls per day and not looking at 50 emails per day coming in.

I went to the Dave Ramsey retreat for two days in Nashville and had the privilege of listening to Dave and other great speakers. We got to go down to Music Row and listen to some people that could sing really well and others that sounded about like me — terrible, but they had their time on Music Row.

We got to see some new places and meet some nice folks.

“Time Out” to me means getting a fresh breath and get ready, to get back to work ready, to run hard again. Time out to me is taking time to read new thoughts and charging my mind to go again.

My question to you is, “Have you charged your batteries up this month?” If not, I dare you to get started. I promise you will feel better.

“There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.” — Lyndon Johnson

Time In!

Now that you have had some rest, you must be ready to climb your Mount Everest!

Everyone has a mountain to climb, some people like to set big goals and climb very high. First, you must know what mountain you’re going to climb. That means to write it down!

When you write it down you become part of a very elite club called goal setters. Nothing much happens without written goals or dreams. Having goals makes life a lot more fun. Part of writing things down is to put a time limit on your goals.

Yes, a time frame is very important to reach for the stars and moon that you have written down. Whatever your goals are I hope you take the time to write them down and work to achieve your goals.

Life is fun if you make it fun. I dare you to always have goals and dreams!

“No one of us is more important than the rest of us.” — Ray Kroc

Jerry Johnson is president of First Realty of LaGrange.