How to Squash the Urgency Syndrome and Get on With the Rest of Your Life
Turn the tables on your anxious mindset, before it's too late
We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted. — Les Brown
I’m getting older, and still trying to figure out how to write my story.
In fact, I’m starting to believe my future plan is pure fiction.
Why such a dreary outlook? I think it’s the result of conditioning. Throughout our lives, we’ve imagined the marvelous existence we hoped one day would come true. We had dreams, made plans, and crossed our fingers. Sometimes we took a few risks, hoping the payoff would be worth it.
In our younger days, we often wondered what we wanted to do when we grew up, and if those goals were realistic or even possible. We built our future castles and dreamscapes on shifting sand — with hope and prayer and illusion.
Many folks readily adopted this “someday” mindset, drifting silently through the years looking for the signal flare to appear on the horizon lighting the way to the end of the rainbow —a distant place where wishes come true and they can finally unleash their inner spirit.
I’m not immune to the fantasy.
I get it. We all need to believe in possibilities, even when they seem far-fetched.
To help keep myself mentally and emotionally aligned with the real world, every once in a while, I’ll step back to review my progress — an accounting of what I’ve accomplished, what’s still on my plate in an unfinished state, and what’s patiently waiting for my attention.