"The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline."
"Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines;
goals big enough to get excited about
and deadlines to make you run. One isn't much good without the other,
but together they can be tremendous."
- Ben Feldman
Why have I been wasting so much time on taking action on the things that truly matter to me?
No matter how important it is for us to take action or to make changes in our lives, we often delay.
In other words .....we procrastinate.
Our procrastination defeats our progress, kills our momentum, and often leaves us feeling frustrated and un-motivated.
But there is hope here.......
There is one thing you can do to get faster results....
Set a deadline.
"A dream is just a dream.
A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."
- Harvey Mackay
Your dreams must have a deadline.
When we know that we are running out of time it is enough to make us take action on our top priorities....Today.
Almost everyone will procrastinate. We will do almost anything to avoid working on what matters most.
A deadline is a great motivation. It makes us push harder toward our goals. Like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It keeps us going when it gets tough and it gets us through our dark days when we feel like quitting. It also helps us to avoid temptation.
If you don't have a deadline for your goals you will continue to drag your feet and come up with all kinds of excuses and reaching your goals will drag on forever.
Set a deadline and come up with incentives....like a reward for reaching daily, weekly and monthly goals on your journey to reaching your big goal.
Also you can come up with meaningful consequences for missing your goal.
Deadlines forces you to focus and take the action you need in order to achieve your big goals and dreams.
Set and end date for achieving your goals.
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach