I have a love and hate relationship with deadlines. I love it when I make my own. I hate it when they are handed down to me (with completely unrealistic expectations for completion, that is). But, on the other hand, I love getting deadlines from other people. It makes me want to prove myself. I have a goal and an objective that forces me to make things happen. Because if I'm honest with myself, I know how making my own deadlines can go: I get lax. I put things off. I don't have anyone holding me accountable but me.
In this episode, I discuss what it's been like balancing deadlines with regards to writing books. And how I've learned that making checkpoints rather than hard stops has yielded better habits and more gusto to keep a-movin'.
Hope you enjoy.