November 4, 2011

Gazelle Intensity

“Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.  
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter
and like a bird from the hand of the fowler.”
- Proverbs 6:4-5

You should have as much energy escaping from debt as a gazelle has when escaping from a cheetah. Dave Ramsey calls this gazelle intensity.

Run! Escape!

But sometimes, I get tired of running. Sometimes I don't want to live like no one, living in a cheap apartment and packing my lunch every day. When we go through periods of lost income, I feel like we'll never be out of debt. Why bother trying to escape?

If you've ever felt like that, here's some inspiration.


  1. AMEN! This is one of the many reasons I'm so anti-Dave Ramsey. he has like no concept of reality.

  2. @Newlyweds on a Budget I guess this wasn't as clear as it should have been, but I'm actually a big fan of Dave Ramsey and agree with most of what he teaches. Following the principles he teaches isn't always easy, which is what inspired this post, but I do believe that getting out of debt as soon as possible is a good idea.


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