This was a lesson I first learned from a Brian Tracy coaching program I was enrolled in. I think most people can relate to the subject. Very often, the projects that we take on will take as much time as we allocate for the task. For example, if you give yourself 2 weeks to prepare for a speech, you may or may not use the entire 2 week window to do your prep work. If you give yourself 2 hours, you will probably work a LOT harder in those 2 hours but still complete the task of “speech preparation”. The difference is that you are much more focused and productive when you have less time to pull it off!
Are you working on something right now that is taking too long or the work is getting stagnant? What if you were to decrease your deadline date? If you have something due in a month, can you change your commitment date and make it due next week? How will this affect you and your productivity levels? What are some of the pros and cons of this approach?
On a side note, you may notice a small “shiner” on my left eye in this video. I would like to say it came as a result of something heroic but it was a simple basketball injury. Thankfully I am VERY tough dude and I was able to complete the game and play well for my team lol 😉
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