26. Work With A Sense Of Urgency.

Work as quickly and productively as possible, but never sacrifice quality or safety. Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be completed today. Deal with it now. Act decisively. Hustle. Get stuff done.

Dani's Message:


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

Dani Procyshyn
Assistant Controller