How to Create a Sense of Urgency
My book will be for sale on Amazon in about 30 days.
So much to do — I’s to be dotted, T’s to be crossed. The phrase “I’ll do it tomorrow” is quickly becoming less and less of an option.
When it comes to losing weight or doing anything difficult, tomorrow is always the easier choice. It’s easy to fake productivity and feel good about ourselves, thinking about doing something and never actually doing it.
Set a short-term goal today. How much weight do you want to lose by Christmas vacation? How much weight do you want to lose before your trip to the beach next June? Or your cousin’s wedding in March? 10-year reunion?
You pick the date that’s meaningful to you.
Then, circle the date on your calendar. Get obsessed over it. Is it arbitrary? Sure. Will the world end if you fail? No. But the sense of urgency will force you to be disciplined and focus on the tasks at hand: counting and burning calories.
A sense of urgency helps eliminate the “I’ll do it tomorrow” mindset.
Don’t feel like creating a sense of urgency? That’s normal. But mark my words: something or someone will create it for you one day — just wait until you can’t fit into your bathing suit or that restaurant booth is tight or you’re walking out of the store with a 4XL shirt. You’ll have the urge to lose weight then, I guarantee it.
But — why wait?