March 1, 2019 10:00 am Published by

#10 Urgency vs. Desperation

Urgency and desperation; they can appear so similar we confuse them when the stakes are high and timelines are short, yet they are very different. Perhaps they are cousins from the same family, one on the abundance side and one on the scarce side.

Urgency breeds innovation, disruption and intentional immediacy. Desperation breeds pressure, neediness and lack. One will compel you forward and catalyze people and purpose, the other will paralyze you, repelling people from selfish need.

Both appear to make a lot happen, one is generative, the other destructive. Which side of the family do you favor when the pressure is on?

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