Time Management: Give It a Deadline
So many times when I’ve wanted to procrastinate or drag my feet on a goal, I’ve had to give myself a deadline. Giving yourself a deadline places an end date on when you want to have something done. It provides a concrete time frame to get things done. It can be a major motivating tool to accomplishing goals.
When I write a book, I give myself a deadline so I can work diligently towards completing it. Everyday, I have to spend time working on it or I won’t finish in time. It’s an accountability measure.
Next time, you find yourself wavering and not feeling motivated to finish, set a deadline. Give yourself something to work towards. Push yourself every day or every week to get closer to the finish line.
~Coletta Jones Patterson
Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a weekly beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at firstname.lastname@example.org.