Hello everyone! I hope you all have been well. It has been an interesting few days, I have been just stuck. YES- I have writer’s block ALREADY!? I just have come to terms that blogging isn’t so easy when you do it alone. No motivation, no topics, have about 2-3 drafts and don’t know what to post. After a lovely bath yesterday, I just disconnected and relaxed. That gave me some time to just think and come up with something I want to write about and FINALLYYY post. Today’s topic is going to be about giving yourself a DEADLINE! For anything going on in your life, whether it is business or personal (like my blog). Deadlines are a MUST!!
I realized that I am not so consistent with my work, because I don’t give myself a deadline. I also give myself a shitty deadline like, “Well if I don’t get it done by today who cares?” Umm I CARE. I need to start caring about my deadlines with studying, blogging and anything else I put my mind into. I can’t just be like f**k it! Then everything else in my life will end up like that. Geez- if I did that with laundry or dirty dishes, we would have a problem! So from now on deadlines and we can’t pass them! DEADLINES ARE ;DEAD – LINES! How am I going to make my deadlines is another questions I asked myself. Well let’s start with a few different aspects of deadlines, pros and cons, maybe some key factors.
PROS: Deadlines are great!
- You actually complete things you are set on
- Procrastination is highly avoided (if you are really set on your deadline)
- Starts to become more of a habit than just “I’ll get there when I get there”
- Organization starts to come natural
- Motivation keeps you positive
- Prime for your success
- Move closer to your goals
- Prioritize what task is most important
- Challenging, but can bring out creativity
CONS: Deadlines can kill!
- Bring on unwanted stress
- Anxiety can get in the way
- Give up due to pressure
- Lose concentration
- Can bring out weakness
- Procrastination if you aren’t careful
- Fail miserably
Key Factors: Let’s Do It!
- Hold yourself accountable
- Reward yourself once completed
- Be strategic with your deadlines
- Reasonable milestones toward your deadline
- Increase your confidence, YOU CAN DO IT!
- Set Goals; all kinds- big and small
- Don’t panic or stress, you got this!
You still with me!!? I hope so! These are just some quick tips, but this is what creates entrepreneurs. Set yourself different from the others. You don’t waste your free time on mediocre things, but things you have made priorities for yourself. You HAVE to hold yourself accountable and if you are like me- I NEVER DO! Get some help, tell a friend or family member to just remind you. Set reminders on your phone, tell someone you want to accomplish something by Friday and let them push you a little. Don’t take it personal when someone helps you! It is for your own benefit! (I take MAJOR offense- oops SORRY).
I decided to write about this topic, because I was on Netflix last night and watching Julie & Julia. A classic for me! I won’t get too into it, but Julie is a young writer with a horrible cubical job and wanted something more. She decides to blog Julia Child’s 524 recipes in 365 days. It also shows Julia during the 1950’s in Paris, France trying to find a classic French cookbook in English. Julia Child doesn’t speak French, she was born in California and had relocated to Paris because of her husband. She decides to learn french cooking and make her own cookbook in English. Both these stories have deadlines, milestones, goals and they concurred it!
To answer my questions: Are deadlines worth it? Yes, I would say they are. Of course, 110% everything must have a due date in any profession. Now let’s get our calendars out and start making minor goals and milestones. This is your first step to being more successful in anything you want to accomplish. If I can do it, so can you! Love to hear some feedback and if you have seen Julie & Julia- tell me what you think about it! I hope you all have an amazing day and stay positive.