This is Urgent!! Hurry Up! Let’s go!! Come on, come on, come on!!
How many times a day do we hear this? I hear it all the time. Maybe not in so many words, but definitely in actions. You know, sighs, eye rolls, exasperation. I work with college students. I am always feeling the pressure to get some thing done, either from my students, their parents, my supervisors or other college partners, there is always something that should have been done YESTERDAY. I think it’s time we slowed down.
Not everything is urgent, not everything is life or death. Sometimes you need to slow and really think about what you are doing and why. Yes, there are some things that are in fact urgent, and yes these require immediate responses, but you’re poor planning does not create an emergency for me!