Last week I attended the 2012 Louisiana Education Summit where I saw excellent presenters speak on public education, a topic they are passionate about. I have some thoughts on teaching myself, having taught for 11 years at LSU – but that’s another post.
At the summit, Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction mentioned the book Fierce Urgency by William Zhao about the need to improve education in the U.S. Fierce Urgency. Isn’t that great language? Almost do or die, I’d say. And, yes educating our kids needs this approach. I also think protecting our planet must be done with fierce urgency.
For what do you feel a fierce urgency? Your family? Your sports team? Your hobby? Are you fiercely urgent about your work, that which you spend the majority of your time doing in this world? Do you wake up in the morning eager to get back to where you left off? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. But when you do, life is energizing and fulfilling. I think with such pleasure about those times in my life and career when I felt fiercely urgent about the work I was doing. Like now.
Are you looking for something to be fiercely urgent about? Consider What’s Next? if you’d like a process to help you identify it.
Remember, when you are ready to grow, I’m the one to know!