Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Power of No Deadline

The problem with goal setting is that it’s seductive. You get so caught up in the possibilities that you set the practicalities aside.
I’ve been struggling with this since I started my book. Because of my freelance work, I’m geared to deadlines so I don’t usually procrastinate—and I haven’t been doing this with my book either. But what happens when you put in the time and yet you don’t make the progress you expected?

My friend, creativity coach Beth Barany, suggested a couple of weeks ago that I just forget about having a deadline. I liked the idea of taking the pressure off, but I was skeptical. However, since I know from experience Beth has excellent instincts, I decided to give it a try. And do you what? I’ve got more done in the last couple of weeks than I have for ages. So thanks for the tip, Beth. (You rock!)

1 comment:

jeanne said...

I hope this power works in the area of visits to Texas too!!! jeanne