Sometimes people don’t get things done in a timely manner because they aren’t focused or do not have a sense of urgency. I recently read that successful people always have a sense of urgency to accomplish whatever they are working on at the time. They focus their efforts on doing the tasks that are important to the success of their project.

The key to developing a sense of urgency is to have SMART goals and good time management. During the remainder of this post, I will cover a very simplified urgency plan.

Creating a sense of urgency (A plan)

Admin (Early morning)
 
  • Check voicemails
  • Check emails
Planning (Early morning)
 
  • List or review 3 action items you need to accomplish today.
  • Make sure your actions items are SMART goals.
  • Prioritize the order you will work on them (Late morning, Early afternoon, Late Afternoon)
Goal 1 (Late morning)
 
  • Start goal 1
  • FOCUS
    • Turn off distractions
    • Play call to action music
  • Review goal 1 specifics
  • Take action
  • Finish goal 1
Break (Late morning)
Lunch (Noon)
Admin (Early afternoon)
 
  • Check voicemails
  • Check emails
Goal 2 (Early afternoon)
 
  • Start goal 2
  • FOCUS
    • Turn off distractions
    • Play call to action music
  • Review goal 2 specifics
  • Take action
  • Finish goal 2
Break (Late afternoon)
Admin (Late afternoon)
 
  • Check voicemails
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