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False sense of urgency pulling you in too many directions?

The False Sense of Urgency and How to #WINtheNOW by Eric Recker

False Sense of Urgency

The false sense of urgency is a real thing.

It’s that nagging feeling that there is always something more that you’re missing out on. With social media and comparison culture, it can cause you to ask questions such as:

  • Am I good enough?
  • Am I where I am supposed to be in life?
  • Is there more to life than this rat race?

The false sense takes and takes.

It stokes our worry, fear, stress, and anxiety, leaving us a shell of our best selves, with a constant feeling of needing to do something.

It is relentless and it is real, but it does not have to be our only reality.

No matter where you find yourself in life, the False Sense of Urgency, will help you transform your life into one you want – even if you don’t realize you want it.

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The False Sense of Urgency and How to Win the Now by Eric Recker

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I think a false sense of urgency is a very real thing, and it is wreaking havoc on our hearts and our minds, and—in many cases—crushing our very souls. It is that constant nagging of “what’s next?” of “nothing is good enough.” Of “I should be doing more.” And it is exaggerated and exacerbated by our phones and the constant need to be plugged in and “in the know.” It is made worse by comparison culture and feelings and rumblings that the grass may be greener elsewhere.

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Taking a chance is messy

It’s that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach. That thing that makes you wake up from a deep sleep and requires immediate attention—or so it seems. It’s that low-grade rumbling that never really lets you unwind, never lets you fully relax. It is a full-on, demand of your resources—time, energy, and talents—but with no end game. In fact, if I asked you to answer why to this sense of urgency, you probably couldn’t tell me. It becomes your master, and you are its puppet. It prevents rest. It tells you that you need to look at your phone x times per day. And x is a big number in this case. Did you just put your phone down? Doesn’t matter. Better pick it back up and check again. It tells you that you’d better hit your phone routine one more time.

Do you struggle with taming the urgent? I’d love to hear your story. 

No man is an island.

This line is from a sermon by the poet John Donne. As human beings we depend on each other; we say, “You can’t do this all by yourself. You can’t manage this all by yourself.” The entirety of the quote by Donne is this: “No man is an island, entire of self; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”

We are not completely self-sufficient, despite a card catalog of books that attempt to suggest otherwise. (A card catalog, for those who are thirty-five or under, is a dinosaur of sorts in the library for organizing book titles. And while we are at it, a library is a place where books are kept). Needless to say, there have been a lot of books about self-sufficiency and being a self-made human.

Don’t try to go it alone. We all need community. 

Hey! Take a Break!

So I don’t have my head in the sand. I just know my limitations, and the news is not good for me. It causes me to get all amped up. It is overly sensational and getting worse by the day. It is not necessarily resembling anything that is actually accurate, no matter what side of the aisle you find yourself. In fact, the entire business model of media is fear and anger. That’s what they are selling! Don’t hear what I am not saying. You may watch the news. You don’t need my blessing. You just have to count the cost and see what that consumption is doing to you and those around you. If you find yourself to be sort of a negative person and you watch a lot of news, maybe cut back a little and see what happens. We only get sixteen hours.

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King of the Mountain

Throughout my life—with a history of being bullied for the better part of six years in what I would consider formative years—I have overcompensated by trying to define myself by accomplishment. You don’t want this fourth-grader to be on either kickball team? Okay, I will become a robot and dominate at everything so people will have to pick me. (How’s that for self-awareness).

And so I did. And I could list a whole bunch of accomplishments or show you a few cardboard boxes full of medals and ribbons and trophies. I could show you the initials I have added to my professional name. I could show you big numbers when it comes to my continuing education hours. I could show you many things. But it all led to one thing.

Who are you without all the job titles, awards, degrees? Take some time to ponder those questions as you read through the False Sense of Urgency with me.

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The False Sense of Urgency nags at us every single day. Learn how to identify it, #WINtheNOW and get rid of it for good!

We get one shot. Do we want to look back on it and see that all we have to show for ourselves is screentime and a bunch of stuff we don’t need?

The false sense takes and takes.

It stokes our worry, fear, stress, and anxiety, leaving us a shell of our best selves, with a constant feeling of needing to do something.

It is relentless and it is real, but it does not have to be our only reality.

We have all asked the same questions from time-to-time:

    • Am I good enough?
    • Am I where I am supposed to be in life?
    • Is there more to life than this rat race?

No matter where you find yourself in life, the False Sense of Urgency, will help you transform your life into one your want.

 

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