meeting deadlines

I finished a project and it’s in the mail folks! Yes! 

It turns out that I needed a bit of inspiration… and it unexpectedly came in the form of my sister. 🙂  She was struggling to find a new job, put in daily efforts, and now her hard work has finally paid off.  I am very happy for and proud of her.

My original deadline for my project was “ages ago,” but I recently set a mental deadline (the absolute, for sure, no ifs, ands, or buts, last-last deadline kind) for today.  With the inspiration, I actually met the deadline yesterday!  I was motivated in the butt-in-seat, head down, in the zone, nothing can stop me now way.  It was great.

So I’m aware of advice related to deadlines (e.g., 14 Essential Tips for Meeting a Deadline and How to Meet Deadlines &  Boost Performance), but apparently I require some type of inspiration to help me complete projects.  I know what the rewards are if I meet a deadline, and I have resources to meet deadlines, but I guess I need a mental spark, something that is special with a bit of emotion.  I think this blog is helping with regular reminders of the “amazing” in the world, though now I’m realizing I also want (need?) to see and hear about the amazing in person for that extra push to get certain things done…

What do you think?



Posted on August 19, 2011, in Professional Sparks and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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