Lately I’ve been giving myself about two hours to write in the morning before the daily post needs to be published.
Working under a time constraint has some powerful benefits if the amount of time allotted for task at hand has been estimated correctly.
I shoot for five-hundred words every single morning, formatted, edited, and polished.
These five-hundred words should be meaningful words.
Words that someone might find useful, inspiring, motivating, or that they can use to see a topic from a different point of view.
A time constraint means that a plan is required for success. If there is only a short amount of time to complete a task, the task needs to be thought about, its process designed, analyzed, checked, and subjected to scrutiny if need be in order to ensure that the task is completed in time and of such quality that is acceptable.
Procrastination is nonexistent. You just have to do it.
Decisions become a lot easier to make. There is simply not enough time to not take immediate action.
It will test your resourcefulness by having do deal with unforeseen issues as they arise.
Depending on the size of the task and the deadline, you might need to collaborate with others. When more than one person is involved in a task, the quality of the work almost always increases.
It forces you to hyper-focus on each task you until completion.
You know exactly when the end is. Who doesn’t want to start task and see the light at the end of the tunnel?
It makes planning everything else easier. If you know a task is only going to take so long, you can manage time much more efficiently.
Reduces long term stress by knowing that there is a plan that works and certain end.
It provides accountability when the deadline isn’t met. In my case, I have automated controls for the email subscription service that will deliver all of the content I’ve published on the site since the last email, at 9am every morning. If my task isn’t complete by 8:59am, I’ll be delivering either unfinished content or no content at all. Poor or no content equal no readers and no readers equals no blog.
Plan your task, estimate your time the best you can, give yourself a deadline with accountability, and then get it done.
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Have a great day, the weekend is nearly here!