I chose Work With A Sense Of Urgency because it’s something that resonates with me. This is how my mind works – how I look at what needs to be done and how to approach it. I like hustle. I like a “get ‘er done” attitude. When I think about my work, it can be difficult to get perspective on priorities. There are requests coming from every direction– verbal requests, phone calls, emails, the mail – even someone stopping you in the hallway. I always keep a to-do list of things that I need to get done. It can become overwhelming. But one thing I’ve learned over time is asking myself – “can I do this now and get it taken care of?”
There is no sense in getting an email, marking it with a due date, filing it and writing it on a “to-do” list, when it may take a minute to look up the answer, reply and delete. Move on to the next thing. In the time you take to catalog it on your to-do list, you could have it done and off your plate. Consider that the next time you get an email or a request. That way you have it finished and your mind is free to tackle the next issue.
When I think of someone who works with a sense of urgency, I immediately think of Julie Wright. She does not mess around. She has so many requests coming in from everywhere and yet she is one person who always responds quickly when I need something. She gets a request and takes care of it immediately.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Leonardo da Vinci