Living in Australia where people are notorious for their laid back attitudes and approach to life, it has been an interesting experience over the last 2 years of talking to people about the idea of getting into business for themselves and having a crack at creating a better quality of life for themselves. Since working inside a business structure where performance = results, it has been fascinating to see what gets people to step up and alternatively, what causes them to drop off. One of the clearest ways I have seen this in action comes down to one thing and one thing only. Whether or not someone has a sense of urgency about achieving their goal. Personally, this is something I have to work on every day to drive myself forward. Clarity and a sense of urgency. Without these things I can easily watch 3 weeks, 4 weeks and even months slip by without running for a goal. Procastination creeps in and BANG, it’s January 2015 and I am kicking myself. Not anymore. This changed once urgency entered the game One of the best ways to create a sense of urgency is to think of the consequences of doing nothing. If nothing changes, nothing changes.