I am not a believer of the need to try to create a stronger sense of urgency on a team. And you shouldn’t be either. I feel you are misguided when you think that if you’re not always hurrying, you’re already behind.

Cardinal sins in Urgency…

…may cause shortcuts and sloppiness
…does not make solutions very creative
…encourages micromanagement
…comes off as amateur and doesn’t inspire long term loyalty
…makes a lot of noise in the communcation stream

Instead start believing in a sense of purpose. Focusing on the right things, at the right time. Remembering and connecting with your cause.

About aging

Eat the delicious food

Aging is awesome. The downside is, you start to forget the aspirations from your youth. Reflecting on what I wanted to do when I was 19 years old really shows in this quote.

Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Be silly. Be weird. Do crazy stuff.

Looking for a happy life through answering questions

I am grateful for new friends

Todays main topic for me was to read up about being happy, and how to keep yourself happy through asking meaningful questions and taking action. Brief lesson by reference and according to bakadesuyo of what brain research says will make you happy:

Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps.

Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it.

Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of “best decision ever made on Earth.”

Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text — touch.