From: Challies, T. (2015). Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity
Know Your Purpose
A Productivity Catechism An understanding of productivity needs to begin with an understanding of the reason you exist. Productivity is not what will bring purpose to your life, but what will enable you to excel in living out your existing purpose.
I am going to lead you through a brief Productivity Catechism, a series of questions and answers. Only when you understand these foundational matters about your God-given purpose and mission will you be ready to get to work.
Q1. Ultimately, why did God create you?
A. God created me to bring glory to him.
Q2. How can you glorify God in your day-to-day life?
A. I can glorify God in my day-to-day life by doing good works.
Q3. What are good works?
A. Good works are deeds done for the glory of God and the benefit of other people.Good works, then, are any and all of those deeds you do for the benefit of others.
Q4. But you are a sinful person. Can you actually do good works?
A. Yes. Christians are able to do good works because of the finished work of Christ.
Q5. In what areas of life should you emphasize good works?
A. I ought to emphasize good works at all times and in all areas of life.
Q6. What is productivity?
A. Productivity is effectively stewarding my gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God