We Can’t Wait For Change


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By Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, Non-Profit Leadership Equipping , and Blogger, Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, and Non-Profit Leadership Equipping. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Do you remember as a child that has a sense of “I can’t wait for…?” That sense of anticipation, excitement, and urgency is off the charts for a child. What about we adults – what are we anticipating? What is urgent in our lives? Let’s examine some aspects of urgency and how it works in us.

Urgency Starts Within

If reluctant people had an anthem song it would be, “I shall not be, I shall not be moved!” What if that was turned around to say, “I shall not be stopped!” Have you ever noticed that people who accomplish things are driven by a sense of urgency? Change begins on the inside. We need to tap our desires from within and allow them to become urgent.

Urgency requires both urgency and patience. Urgency drives us into action and yet patience causes us to wait to see the results.

Urgency Feeds Desire

When you harness your hope and tap into a sense of urgency for change, it only increases your desire to see change come about. Unless you have a sense of urgency, desire will fade quickly. The people who change the world are those who want to and don’t wait to! Ralph Waldo Emerson stated one stated that which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not because the nature of the thing itself has changed, but our power to do is increased.

Urgency Inspires Courage

Yesterday is not ours to recover. Tomorrow is ours to win or lose. It takes courage to belief the best is yet to come. Courageous faith is what will help us to win our tomorrow’s. In Berne’ Brown’s book Dare To Lead; a question was asked of senior leaders; What, if anything, about the way people are leading today needs to change in order for leaders to be successful…..” The one repeating response was; We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures.”

Urgency Calls For Action

Malcolm Gladwell stated the most successful entrepreneurs not only have courage and imagination, but they also have a sense of urgency. These type of leaders have a burning sense to get something done and are not willing to wait. In short, these leaders create transformation – action now is the battle cry.

It does not matter how old you are. It does not matter what you have or have not accomplished. It is never too late to change your world!

We can make excuses, or we can make changes, but we cannot do both!


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