A sense of urgency

No doubt about it: a sense of urgency helps us make get things happen and get stuff done. The problems come when we’re urgent about the wrong things: We’re urgent as we approach big deadlines, but not about early thinking, or doing each of the little pieces that together make up the job; We’re urgent about handling the problems in…

Shakespeare: sleep no more

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast,– Shakespeare – Macbeth (2.2) How are you sleeping? Ah, the curtained sleep, neglected…