Deadlines are important because they let you know a realistic timeline for the task at hand, but they also fill others in as well. Communication of your deadlines to others is almost as important as the deadline that you create. This increases your chances for success because now others will be able to help you reach your goals by your predetermined deadline and eases stress when you don’t have to take everything on by yourself.
Here are just some of the people that will benefit from knowing your deadlines:
1. The Micromanager Boss
We have all had that micromanager boss. The best way to deal with her or him is to communicate your plans to those that are above you at your place of employment before you actually start on your tasks. Letting them know your intentions will let them see what you are working on and frees you up to work on those communicated plans with less interruptions.
People that won’t actually complete a project because it will never be perfect need deadlines. The project will continue on forever and never see the light of day if they don’t take the time to implement this easy step. Perfectionists can put deadlines in place to produce greatness more often.
People that tend to put everything off until the last minute need more deadlines. Stop putting things off and realize that the sooner you get things accomplished, the sooner you can start on a new project and reap the benefits even sooner than you thought.
Even if placing deadlines in your life isn’t mandatory in your current situation, doing this will ensure completion of projects, free mental space because you know when the end is coming and will give you the freedom to finally start on something new.
What is something going on in your life right now where a deadline could be helpful? You can leave your comment below.