Do you have a sense of urgency to achieve a goal? to get something done?
Things don´t happen alone, if we wait for something to happen we will die waiting, if we want something we need to get up and take action, the best motivation to take action and keep momentum going is by having a sense of urgency.
Time is our most valuable asset and when we find our purpose and what we stand for if we realize that we don´t have all the time we want and that we´re not sure how much time we got to achieve our purpose we start creating a sense of urgency, we have a purpose, we have a plan and we know we can take action towards that purpose, we go all in with it and it´s easier for us to make decisions, nothing can take us away from our purpose.
When we realize that we don´t have infinite time we set a deadline and we will work as hard as possible to meet that deadline and give our best, we know that things won´t be easy all the way but we´re willing to fail, learn and adapt throughout the journey.
Urgency gets the things done as fast as possible and with the best results possible, the reason for this is simple we tend to prioritize activities, we look at everything we need to do and we prioritize the ones that are more important, the ones that are going to move us faster in most cases this means doing the harder stuff first but those complicated activities are the ones that give us better results.
Creating a sense of urgency will create stress for most of us, we´ll experience anxiety and pressure but we´re so motivated to follow our purpose that we´re willing to get out of our comfort zone and do whatever we need to do to achieve our goal.
Creating a sense of urgency comes from knowing your purpose, creating a plan and taking massive action towards it, it´s working on something you love while time urgency comes from something external it can be your boss wanting you to do a resume of today’s 3 hour meeting and he want it know but you only got 1 hour before it´s time to leave the office.
Now, time urgency is very different, most people get trapped in the time urgency situation which is not the same, time urgency comes from thinking that we don´t have enough time to answer all the emails, to finish all the papers at work, to finish the project our boss asked for and we seem to be in a state of hurry or a rush for the most part of our lives, this increases stress, many of us live like this and it´s one of the causes of chronic diseases.
When you realize that work will never end, you will get more work every single day even if you haven´t finish the papers from the past week all you can do is keep working without stressing yourself and keep momentum.
With technology we all want instant gratification and instant results, the problem is that this is not possible, technology is a tool to make our lives and jobs easier but this doesn´t mean that we can get everything we want instantly, with this we make everything as fast as possible and we make a lot more mistakes because we´re more interested on finishing fast and delivering some results than on delivering the best results taking more time.
A sense of urgency toward your purpose will help you get things done and most of the time you´re going to make sure that you deliver the best results and make everything as best a possible because you´re working on something you love.
Time urgency is created by the outside, you may not be interested on the project or task and you never have enough time for what you need to do which increases stress.
If you get stressed by all the work you need to get done from school or job and there are external sources creating urgency then accept that work will never ends and you´ll always have more to do so don´t get over stressed, don´t get obsessed with any activity and try to do your best. If you´ve found your purpose, then create that sense of urgency by yourself remembering that you have limited time to fulfill that purpose.
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