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The Makings Of A Hurry-Free Professional

Posted by Aaron Walker and the VFTT Team on Jul 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Hurry is not of the devil; hurry is the devil - Carl Jung

Have you ever failed to accomplish your goals because you were in too much of a hurry? How far did you push back your responsibilities to immediate deadlines? Did you miss events you were looking forward to sharing with those closest to you?

Today's professionals have acknowledged time as the most valuable commodity. Without it, people cripple themselves from achieving what truly matters to them. Carl Jung said, "Hurry is not of the devil; hurry is the devil."

Where you decide to appropriate your hours is as important as seizing every second of the day. Whether you want to achieve that big promotion at the end of the quarter or make your son's little league games consistently, you must learn how to manage your time.

Hurry can not coexist with success, ever! When we rush around trying to take care of one task after another, we lose precious time trying to "please our deadlines." That's why we lose track of time: we want to work on other important responsibilities we find more valuable.

Everyone wants to be rich with time, but most don't know the path to achieve this wealth. Imagine what business owners would accomplish in their lives if they utilized every second given to them.

Professionals understand that their goal is to be productive rather than in a hurry. They pursue healthy, fulfilling lives where they don't have to rush through the small tasks to "make ends meet." It's vital to free your time so you can accomplish every objective in a schedule that's in your control.

To find a community of productive-minded professionals who can help you achieve freedom from hurry, visit our website or apply to join one of our mastermind groups online.

The Value Of Slow

A Finnish proverb says, "God did not create hurry." When we hurry to accomplish our goals, we're not confident in our circumstances. We display to others that we lack control and have poor time management skills.

Today's culture frowns on the term “slow.” They often disapprove of the word, implying people are lazy or don't care when they "take their time." Society couldn't be further from the truth!

Professionals achieve massive success when they approach tasks with methodical detail taking their time to achieve quality results. People block themselves from going the extra mile when they don't give themselves the freedom of time.

When Dallas Willard approached a question about how to achieve the best in life, he replied, "You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life." Without hurry to block success, there's no telling what you can accomplish.

3 Points To Achieve Freedom From Hurry

In his book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, John Mark Comer illustrates 3 points to achieve freedom from the busyness of life's demands and how to approach your time to gain quality success.

1. Understand Your Adversary

If you pay attention, you'll see a world consumed with busyness. It's mind boggling to see a large group of our society not able to accomplish their dreams in their lives. How can we escape this hurry-driven culture?

Michael Zigarelli from Charleston Southern University School of Business surveyed over twenty thousand Christians across the globe to find out their biggest distraction to achieving success. What he found out is profound.

"Christians assimilate to a culture of busyness, hurry, and overload, leading to marginalizing God in their lives. Next leads to a deteriorated relationship with God, leading to adopting secular beliefs on how to live their lives. Finally, this leads to embracing the busy culture, and the cycle continues."

2. Stop And Take A Breath

Today's culture speaks a clear message: slow is bad; fast is good. Whether you work on Wall Street or in a grocery store, the ideals of keeping busy are instilled deep in our culture.

How does this attitude work at home when being slow matters to your health? So many terrible moments as a father, husband, and friend come from being "too busy." Today's busy society isn't compatible with our homes.

Take time to ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I hurry around in areas of my life?
  • Where does my family want more of my time?
  • Am I happy with my circumstances?

3. The Benefits Of Freedom From Hurry

Professionals understand an undisciplined mind leads to busyness. They take time to cut out distractions and unnecessary hurry in their lives, which leads to the benefits of their work.

When you achieve freedom from hurry, you open yourself up to gain peacejoy, and the ability to commit to what you value in your life. You'll become a happier person, and you'll accomplish more significant success in your work than before you pursued your best self.

Don't be discouraged if you struggle to remove hurry from your life. Take time to prioritize your health and time, and see how your life drastically improves. When you're consistent with the small tasks, you'll accomplish the bigger objectives.

A productive professional utilizes his time to eliminate hurry from the work environment and motivates others to provide outstanding results. Your team will appreciate your approach to projects as you value their time! When you apply these principles, they'll set you up for tremendous success.

As you work through this, you'll need other professionals who can prioritize your productivity to achieve massive success. Reach out to us at our website and apply to join one of our mastermind groups online.

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