Remember these 20 quotes on why a sense of urgency is important in business

Patricia Hului

If you have a great sense of urgency, working with people without one can be frustrating.

While all you can think about is making progress in the things that you do, it is discouraging to have teammates or business partners with an “It is okay, the time will come” attitude.

People often misunderstand the sense of urgency with the sense of emergency. In the case of emergency, some people will run around like a chicken with its head cut off.

This kind of attitude will lead you nowhere and it is just being unproductive.

On the other hand, to have a sense of urgency is to know the value of time and planning while focusing your eyes in the prize.

It is not about doing the same thing everyday without care if you are making any progress and at the same time hoping success just going to fall into your lap.

Eyeing for more progress is always good for your business or startups.
Here are 20 quotes to remind you why sense of urgency is important:

Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection.

Mark Twain

Identify the important and act with a sense of urgency.


The trouble is you think you have time.


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do.

Leonardo da Vinci

Everyone should have a sense of urgency- it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm, confident manner.

Bob Proctor

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.

John P. Kotter

Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn’t care if you don’t feel like it. Someone else does and they’re passing you by.

William James Moore

We have to live life with a sense or urgency, so not a minute is wasted.

Les Brown

Urgency means paying the details the attention they deserve, with the respect they deserve, without delay.

Richie Norton

Where there is no sense of urgency, there is usually a strong habit of procrastination.

Edmond Mbiaka

Urgency makes the difference between practitioners, proclaimers and procrastinators.

Richie Norton
Having a sense of urgency is usually related with achieving your goals.
It is better to start now rather than waiting for the ‘right time’ because the right time will never come.

Only those who dream with a sense of urgency get to wake up from their dreams.

Edmond Mbiaka

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

Jim Rohn

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

H Jack Brown Jr

Sense of urgency is the impetus to winning while false sense of urgency is the pebble in the shoe.

Dr V V Rao

Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.

Ralph Marston

The secret of success. Stop wishing, start doing.


Move fast. A sense of urgency is the one thing you can develop that will separate you from everyone else. When you get a good idea, do it now.

Brian Tracy

Whatever your goal in life, unless you develop a great urgency, what could be near will be far away.

Jaggi Vasudev

If you do not answer the noice and urgency of your gifts, they will turn on you. Or drag you down with their immense sadness at being abandoned.

Kevin Brady
Always plan ahead and never procrastinate.

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