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4 Better Ways to Create Deadlines

Make Them Urgent

It’s easy to procrastinate when you have all the time in the world to complete a task.  

Schedule your deadlines as close to the present as possible. You will be more driven throughout the process.

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4 Better Ways to Create Deadlines

4 Better Ways to Create Deadlines

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Make Them Urgent

It’s easy to procrastinate when you have all the time in the world to complete a task.  

Schedule your deadlines as close to the present as possible. You will be more driven throughout the process.

Make Them Personal

We do not all solve a problem in the same way. People usually fall into one of these 4 categories: 

  • Prioritizers and planners like to work based on how much time each part of a task will take.
  • Arrangers focus on how they’re feeling.
  • Visualizers are motivated by considering the big picture.

Make Them Actionable

When your tasks feel overwhelming, it can be difficult to start.

Break down your projects into smaller, actionable steps. Identify one chunk that you could work on in a 10-minute segment to help you get started.

Make Them Meaningful

Tell someone about your deadline or use an app

Having an outside motivator helps to keep you accountable to your deadlines.

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