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Creating external accountability

You must hold your deadlines to yourself just as firmly as you would to others. The key is creating external accountability for internal deadlines.

We often put milestones off by months or even years. And putting your internal deadlines on the back burner will keep you from growing. You may rationalize your excuses, but it can have huge implications for your business or career.

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Most people work best with hard, external deadlines. A deadline requires you to focus because you have to deliver.

But when we create arbitrary due dates for ourselves, we tend to continually push them back when we get busy or sick or don't feel like doing...

  • Announce it.
  • Commit to it. Once you have announced it, there is no turning back.
  • Schedule it. Decide when you will work on your task.
  • Post it. Post your goals on social media.
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Set multiple deadlines

A way to create less stressful deadlines is to break large projects into smaller tasks. Set a deadline for each task instead of just one final deadline. 

Regularly spacing the deadlines out will give a sense of moving forward, which can motivate you to complete the task.

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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.

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Staying accountable to your own goals, dreams and vision for your life that creates the success.

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