To friends and readers who have pending projects.
Can you identify with the above story? I bet many if not all of us will answer in affirmative. The fact that we can identify with the story shows that there is
a ‘Kunle’ in every one of us – one who yearns to accomplish certain dreams and ambitions but finds it almost impossible to do so. Maybe you have experienced difficulty in achieving a particular goal that was dear to your heart? Perhaps the task was too difficult or too boring or you were just plain busy. It doesn’t matter if the goal was to finish reading a book, start a relationship blog or host a career seminar, the result is always the same – nothing gets done!
- First, set a finish date for the task at hand. You must aim to complete the project within a time frame.
- The deadline must be realistic. I repeat realistic! Many people set themselves up for frustration by setting unattainable deadlines. Nothing can be more discouraging than hoping to complete and furnish a house in one day.
- After setting a realistic deadline, be sure to cultivate these two traits: Integrity and Self Discipline. Integrity ensures that you adhere to what you’ve set out to do and hold yourself accountable even though no one is asking questions. Self Discipline on the other hand enables you to stick to the game plan even when you don’t feel like it. One habit that is sure to reinforce self discipline is the use of Timetables, which I’ll discuss in another post. (Subscribe for the next post here)
- Be ready to make adjustments. Events will happen that are beyond your control and set you behind schedule. Don’t despair, pick yourself up and review your deadline.
- Don’t understand setting deadlines yet? Go over the first four steps again and again… till it sinks in.
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Writer’s Memoirs: I rewrote this article four times over a duration of two weeks. The original draft was written during a volunteering experience two months ago.
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