It would seem counterintuitive and counterproductive to be patient while there's urgency doesn't' it? But think of the staff in an Emergency Department of a hospital dealing with a trauma patient---if they jumped in without first fully assessing the patient they could miss vital information that make the difference of life or death. They need to take time to assess the different body systems (ie/ the respiratory and circulatory systems) to get a 360 picture of the person they're helping. I'm reminded of learning in nursing school that if someone has been impaled DO NOT remove the object as it could lead to more bleeding and they could die.
Seems counterintuitive doesn't it?
How does this apply to other situations? There are times change can't make an immediate 360. Just like large cargo ships that can't change direction on a dime there are situations in the world where there is urgency to correct the direction things are going in such as water scarcity, pollution, and peace in the world. As much as we want and know change is needed it can't turn faster than a cargo ship.
But here's where I see patient urgency entering the picture---staying fully committed to the change, working persistently and fearlessly on it while enrolling others to be a part of it builds critical mass helping to tip the scales. You might risk what others think of you for being "unreasonable" but how much does that really matter in the scheme of things?
Yet how many times do you get stopped in your tracks thinking it's too big or impossible to accomplish? Or perhaps you're in the minority and worry what others will think of you? When you do this your thinking has restricted all possibility. It requires living, thinking, and being larger than who you think you are.
Possibility can only exist when it isn't limited. Exploring what is possible thrives on being willing to be unreasonable (not having reasons why it won't work) and making requests of others to also be unreasonable along with you.
Read the last paragraph again. Does it excite and inspire you? That's my intention. Excitement and inspiration are the precursors to motivation!
So where in your life can you begin to be "unreasonable"?
Here's to creating possibility!