Thursday, October 20, 2005

A CERTAIN CURE FOR BUSYNESS

Hey everyone, well since my post about being busy (run 'till ya drop) I have gotten super busy. But I got this from another youth pastor and I think that it is a very practical way for us to slow our lives down. Enjoy!

A Certain Cure for Busyness

Publicly post half of your tasks and announce that you will no longer be doing them. Within a week you’ll discover: a) others will be doing those tasks; b) no one is doing them, but they didn’t need to be done after all; or c) you’re fired—which frees you to find a job that’s less busy.

Go through an entire day without a pager, phone, cell-phone, voicemail, email, answering machine, and watch. By the end of the day you’ll discover: a) human contact is pleasant and valuable; b) people appreciate your laid-back approach; or c) you’re fired—which frees you to find a job that’s less busy.

Practice saying “no” in front of a mirror until it’s natural and convincing. You’ll discover: a) a sense of empowerment over your life; b) the humble realization that you are not the Messiah; or c) you’re fired—which frees you to find a job that’s less busy.

Fall from a stepladder and sustain moderate injuries. While recuperating in the hospital you’ll discover: a) most of your deadlines were self-imposed and unnecessary; b) the value of admitting your limitations and receiving help; or c) you’re fired—which frees you to find a job that’s less busy.

written by Ryan Ahlgrim (pastor of First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis, Indiana)

3 comments:

Caitlin said...

Hey psycho, good to hear from you! Say hi to your wife from me!

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