It’s Deadline Day
Posted on 14 July 2010
Note: It should take you about 15 – 20 minutes for today’s blog post.
Do you have a goal, or even a few goals, that you’ve been thinking about for a while? Have you been thinking about doing things toward those goals and possibly even taken steps toward their realization?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, great! But today… in fact, right now, it’s time to set a deadline date for each of the major goals in your life. Do this in the next 10 minutes for each of your major goals. Then write down a brief description of each major goal and the associated deadline date. Finally, write down something that will “punish” you if you don’t make it to your goal, and something that will reward you when you do accomplish it.
Now wake up every day and read your goals list out loud, along with the deadline dates, and your rewards/punishments. And then add the phrase, ‘so today I am going to do _______ toward accomplishing my goal.’ (And the blank should be filled with something tangible.)
I’m gonna do this myself. I hope it caught you by surprise and that it motivates you to really do it, and then to stay focused on your goals.