I think that setting milestones/deadlines is the surest way of achieving something.
Especially if you’re not working for the man.
- At a job:
The man sets deadlines for you, so that you can be productive during the time when the man is paying you.
Why do we have midterms, quizzes, and final exams in college? They’re deadlines to ensure that you will be productive and learn.
Without getting past that boss in level 8, you will never get to level 9.
I’m contantly setting goals for myself because I am inherently a lazy mofo. I decided recently to try something new with a close friend:
- I am telling him to set a goal and a deadline. If he doesn’t reach his goal by the deadline, he owes me $20 in cash.
Think about it. You really don’t want to give a friend $20 free. So do it. Achieve that goal. And feel good about it after it’s happened and you don’t owe anybody anything.
I challenge you to make set a goal and deadline and have a friend hold you accountable.
Anybody gutsy enough to tell me your goal? 😉 If so, leave a comment.