Great post - on two different kinds of "urgency!"
What you want (as you point out) is the urgency of excitement and expectation!
I've often found "desperation" counter-productive... Especially in marketing!
(Many of us have been there at one time or another!)
It's like when you're asking a girl out (from a typical male point of view)... A guy who reeks of desperation is an instant turn-off!
Instead, I think what you're talking about is a kind of urgency of positive anticipation...
Wow... a great post on this difference! (Which I had never really thought about!)
Originally Posted by GordonJ
Do you have a sense of urgency to your work?
Not the stress/anxiety of meeting a deadline to get the reports filed (did you get the memo?)...but an urgency of excitement, and expectation?
That is what I like to see. Urgency of excitement and expectation.
Over at the Warrior Forum, you can see a lot of desperation, and it is rare one can build anything sustainable out of that.
At the other end is SOME DAY, and I have far too many of those ideas sitting on my own desk to cast too many stones at you all.
Between an idea that someday, I will get around to it, and the bare feet standing on the hot coals of desperation...there is a calmer place, albeit, one of activity.
This is the urgency I like to have and see in other people, the need to see results as fast as possible, for proof of concept or check point on a start up list.
Followed by a plan, which allows for adjustment and tweaking, but with a NOW attitude attached. If there is a glitch, I want to get to it NOW. If possible.
And there is almost always a glitch. Of some kind.
So, examine your own relationships, maybe like me, if the people around you don't show a sense of urgency, I don't either.
I don't want drama, panic, desperate types around me, but at the same time, I do like busy people, who are meeting deadlines, especially those self imposed ones, with a sense of it being important in their lives at the moment.
If not, ok. Someday. I know the feeling. When I have the time, THEN, I will get to it.
Gordon (Mr. urgency) Alexander