A constant sense of urgency :
makes it difficult to take time to be inclusive, encourage democratic and/or thoughtful decision-making, to think and act long-term, and/or to consider consequences of whatever action we take;
frequently results in sacrificing potential allies for quick or highly visible results, for example sacrificing interests of BIPOC people and communities in order to win victories for white people (seen as default or norm community);
​reinforces existing power hierarchies that use the sense of urgency to control decision-making in the name of expediency;
is reinforced by funding proposals which promise too much work for too little money and by funders who expect too much for too little;
privileges those who process information quickly (or think they do);
sacrifices and erases the potential of other modes of knowing and wisdom that require more time (embodied, intuitive, spiritual);
encourages shame, guilt, and self-righteousness to manipulate decision-making;
reinforces the idea that we are ruled by time, deadlines, and needing to do things in a "timely" way often based on arbitrary schedules that have little to do with the actual realities of how long things take, particularly when those "things" are relationships with others; 
connected to objectivity in the sense that we think that our sense of time and/or meeting deadlines is objective because we see or frame time as objective;
reproduces either/or thinking because of the stated need to reach decisions quickly;
makes it harder for us to distinguish what is really urgent from what feels urgent; after a while everything takes on the same sense of urgency, leading to mental, physical, intellectual, and spiritual burnout and exhaustion;
involves unrealistic expectations about how much can get done in any period of time; linked to perfectionism in the urgency that perfectionism creates as we try to make sure something is done perfectly according to our standards.