God has a calling for every Christian. He has also added appropriate and varied giftings. So how come so few achieve their potential? People set themselves up for defeat by skimping on inner development: failing to deepen their understanding of call, they spread themselves too thin or drive themselves to burnout. Now refreshed with up-to-date examples and references, Gordon MacDonald's book encourages readers to borrow from the workplace proven time-management and planning skills in order to free up space for spiritual growth. He then suggests key subjects that need to be covered to attain to those qualities of peace, resourcefulness, focus and balance that have adorned the lives of saints past and present.