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Hurry Sickness

September 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Being too busy leads to hurry sickness.

If you are too busy, you will likely need to always be in a hurry to get everything done. Unless we are careful, this will lead to “hurry sickness.”

In order to be spiritually healthy, John Ortberg, in his book, The Life You’ve Always Wanted to Live writes, “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. There is nothing else.”  Ortberg says, “Hurry is not just a disordered schedule. Hurry is a disordered heart.”  Reminds me of Ordering Your Private World by Gordon McDonald.

Ortberg gives 6 signs of hurry sickness.

  1. Constantly speeding up daily activities
  2. Multi-tasking
  3. Clutter
  4. Superficiality
  5. An inability to love
  6. Sunset fatigue

What will you do today to eliminate hurry sickness from your life?

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