Deadlines are great
They focus the mind
They rule out strategies and methods that
would result in completion after the date.
They lead to new ideas and new ways of
thinking that will result in a timely completion.
They help fend off procrastination and result
in a particular work intensity.
They lead to creative problem solving.
The shorter we make them the more these
things become true.
We tend to only use them however for
projects but not for days.
“Today I will”
We don’t remain steadfast to our leave time
We don’t remain steadfast to our last email
Or our turn off iPhone time.
Subsequently we are never off.
We substitute intensity for being permanently
The result is that is that creativity disappears,
procrastination creeps in, after all, without time
restrictions we can do it later.
We can end up slightly off at work in exchange
for being slightly on at home.
Not only is this bad for work its bad for our
Create ‘home work’ rules.
Get more done and be happier