What gets you going every morning? During my years of running large multi-national companies, there was no lack of adrenaline. Every day there was one crisis or another that needed to be addressed. The sense of urgency came naturally. There was a customer need, a project in crisis, an employee situation or money issues. Nothing could be put off until tomorrow. I remember Stephen Covey’s words, put first thing first. No matter how hard I tried, there was always something in quadrant two, important and urgent. How things have changed. Working in my own business for the last five months, it is the first time in my career that I have the opportunity to work on what is truly important but may not be urgent. I have to admit, there are days where I really miss the adrenaline rush that I woke up to every morning. Actually being able to set my own priorities and actually follow them has taken a lot of adapting. I need to be the one to create my own sense of urgency. The catchers mitt is gone. I no longer stand ready to catch the problems of others but I do focus on what is important! Who would have known!