A Great Start of a Deadline Story
Deadlines are great since they motivate us for success and help us achieve certain goals with less effort and better organization. Therefore, it is always good to set a date or a time for everything you are doing. This will make you do it right, without doing it longer that you are supposed to and without letting other things interfere in the process. However, no matter how well you are organized or how well you made your plan there are always tiny little things which start accumulating in your life, making it miserable and making you jeopardize your pride and work motivation since this deadline of yours is coming closer and closer every second.
The Plot of a Deadline Story
There is an unwritten rule that, each time you have a deadline, something will go wrong in the first part of your successful track to achieving your goals. This “something” is usually a smaller, annoying thing which is there to keep your mind from focusing on what you have promised to yourself. For example, this can be a computer which broke down, or a car which started malfunctioning. Yet, this little thing, this bump on the road to finishing your work before the deadline, has to have some crucial connection with the main thing you are doing, slowing it down a bit and making you increase your motivation only to show the strength of your resolve and willingness to prove that you truly are a person who can respect deadlines.
Then, thing from Murphy's Law start falling right into your life. As if connected by a strange domino effect of destiny, the little thing mentioned above, evolves into another little thing, making the problem bigger. Now, along with the malfunctioning car, you have a cold and your family is wondering when are you going to paint the attic like you promised you will do, prepared to get angry with you, showing demotivating disappointment. The deadline, naturally, gets closer and closer, but the work is far from done.
Still, you are managing to pull yourself together. But, of course, more bad things start happening and you get strangled by millions of tiny obligations pulling you away from the goal you promised to yourself you will achieve. You need to stay at work for a longer time, more things get broken etc. At the end, you fail.
The conclusion of this realistic story is that once you decide to do something, make it a priority. All other things can wait. A deadline is a deadline, no matter what is happening in your life. Be well organized and get things done when you want them to be. Explain to your family and friends that you are busy at the moment and that they cannot count on you now. You will stand up amazed when you see that they will actually show respect and admiration to you.