tq97: Will you hit your deadline with looming dead time?
Your Friday Trigger Question
This is the time of year when every Year contemplates its biggest deadline. The end of itself, the end of the year.
What about you? Are you sizing up a few final deadlines, pondering the risk of culling one or two?
Before you shoot yourself in the foot, consider the real meaning of the term deadline. Yes, yes, we all know it as the date or time by which you must have done something or delivered on a promise.
But in your current predicament, the one where you are running out of year, using its original meaning will help you better focus your thinking and energy.
Here it is: A deadline is a line drawn around a prison. If a prisoner crosses that line... bang! The prisoner is shot. Dead. Beyond the line.
The way I understand guns is that being shot likely means no more time. Time is dead. And that's how we should view deadlines. As looming dead time. No more time to do that something you committed to do.
Yes, deadlines can be effective in pepping your performance. But dead time! Well, that's another level of pep all together. Why? Because of where your focus will now fall.
A deadline makes you focus on the things yet undone. Dead time forces you to focus on what matters enough to still get done... before you cross the line.
Indeed, it is better to strategize in terms of dead time than deadline.
Your Friday Trigger Question:
Will you hit your deadline with looming dead time?
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