Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Give yourself a deadline
Give your goal a feature that will vastly improve its chances of being fulfilled. Give your goal a deadline.
A deadline provides a firm boundary for your efforts, yet it does not limit or constrain those efforts. On the contrary, a deadline will focus your efforts toward a single point, giving them more power and practical effectiveness.
Without a deadline you can exhaust yourself and still not arrive at any meaningful accomplishment. A deadline compels you to prioritize and to expend your best efforts in the most meaningful direction.
With a deadline, you are constantly reminded of how valuable and precious your time is. You’re able to see resources and opportunities that would otherwise remain hidden.
A deadline encourages you to do the best you can with what you have. And that’s a skill that reliably leads to great accomplishment again and again.
Give yourself a deadline. And get the job done sooner rather than never.
Ralph MarstonLeadership Work and enjoy
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