Words of Wisdom on Sense of Urgency
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
In everyday life there is always maņana. There is no urgency.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough;
we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Great things come to those who hustle while they wait.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those
A sense of urgency wins.
If not now, when?
The people who make things move in this world share a same sense of urgency.
No matter how intelligent or able you may be, if you don't have a sense
of urgency, now is the time to start developing it. The world is full
of very competent people who honestly intend to do things tomorrow, or
as soon as they can get around to it. Their accomplishments, however,
seldom match those of the less talented who are blessed with a sense of
importance of getting started now.
Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I never worry about action, only inaction.
I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The
world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and
begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
A leopard is chasing us, and you are asking me, "Is it a male or
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting
to improve the world.
"Now" is the operative word. Everything you put in your way
is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing
your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it
now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same
thing; only at different times.
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