Time Urgency and Passion

Passion and time urgency are crucial elements to success.

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.” ~Albert Schweitzer

Let’s explore how passions and time are related.

Passion—Having passion for what you do is important. It is what gets you up in the morning. It is what you need to feel useful. It is what powers you. And, it is related to time.


Time—can be a friend or an enemy. The unmotivated person has the same amount of time each week as the CEO of a major corporation. However, what each of these individuals does with his time is profoundly different. Urgency is critical to accomplish those things in life that are important to you.

Time is an enemy if a person constantly procrastinates, if he fears leaving his comfort zone, and if he doesn’t pursue his passions. Time will pass and he will be no closer to achieving that which he wants out of life. Time urgency helps ensure a focused and directed energy towards achieving ones life goals.

Urgency is a friend if you pursue your passion. It feels great to have a purpose and to pursue it. As famous sales trainer Tom Hopkins has said:

“I must do the most productive thing possible at every given moment.”

He explained that sometimes that statement means working hard; sometimes it means resting when needed, and sometimes it means investing time with others. However it always means moving forward towards what you want out of life.

“Lost Time is never found again” —Benjamin Franklin


Where do you want “to be”?

To begin the process of discovering your passions, ask yourself the following questions:

• Where do I want “to be” in a week?
• Where do I want “to be” in a month?
• Where do I want “to be” in a year?
• Where do I want “to be” in five years?
• Where do I want “to be” in ten years?

“To be” can require many things. It can require starting a new dance class next week, or moving to a nicer place next month. It can require going back to school in a year for a degree to improve your status and salary. It can necessitate changing careers in five years to enjoy more interesting life work.

When you decide what you want to accomplish, big or small, it helps put time urgency to your decision. That urgency helps make it important and real.

Without any time urgency many dreams go unfulfilled. That’s human nature.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor dothe children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure." ~ Helen Keller

Return from Time Urgency to Preparing for the Future