Hmmm…it’s amazing what a difference impending deadlines make to one’s ability to focus on the outcome and actually get the job done!
I’ve been working on getting everything done in readiness for the new website launch on 14th February, and as that deadline gets closer, my focus improves. And so have my time management skills, my ability to say ‘no’ and my energy levels!
This reminds me of the importance of ‘T’ in setting SMART goals – a Time deadline does need to be set and committed to, because once that is in place, it’s amazing how focussed and driven one gets.
I am applying this strategy to my New Year resolutions this year, along with all the other elements of SMART goal setting…so let’s see how well focussed and on track I stay with those goals as well!