Deadlines are Lifelines

Written by Dave Balch

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Do you have an idea for a product or service that you'd like to develop? Are you waiting for "justrepparttar right time" to get it offrepparttar 102020 ground? Do you think you'll really do it? Set a deadline for yourself. Make a commitment to someone other than yourself; a commitment that, if missed, will cause you great embarrassment or loss of credibility. You'll be amazed at how motivated you get!

Somebody once asked me, "Why don't you just set your own deadline?"

My answer is this: for me, that isn't a great enough motivator. If I just post a note on my computer that I have to do thus-and-such by a certain date, I don't really take it seriously. It doesn't work, but that's just me. If it works for you, great! Do it! I need to make a commitment to someone else to make this concept work for me. And I do. And it does.

Find out what works for you, and then do it. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

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The Price We Pay for Progress

Written by Leigh Butler

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I'll tell you why. That'srepparttar price we pay for progress.

I use to wonder why I put myself throughrepparttar 102019 agony and frustration.

Well, I realized that althoughrepparttar 102020 Internet has its definite pitfalls,repparttar 102021 benefits far outweighrepparttar 102022 cost. When I look beyondrepparttar 102023 frustration torepparttar 102024 benefits, I can appreciate its value.

So often in our lives we missrepparttar 102025 beauty ofrepparttar 102026 forest because we are to busy focusing onrepparttar 102027 giant trees. The giant trees arerepparttar 102028 obstacles we must overcome in order to reach our goals.

If we focus onrepparttar 102029 obstacles (giant trees) in our lives we miss out on all that life has to offer us. We fail to reach our goals because ofrepparttar 102030 obstacles that we see standing in our way.

The funny thing about obstacles is that they are not always as big as we make them seem. In fact, how you look at a situation determines whether or not it is really an obstacle. A situation can either be a stumbling block (obstacle) or a stepping stone (opportunity).

When faced with an unfavorable situation you must make a conscious decision about how to handle it. Will you treat it as an obstacle or will you transform it into an opportunity?

Just as I face frustrations in operating an online business (which was one of my goals), you too will face frustrations in pursuing your own personal goals. But frustration isrepparttar 102031 price that you must pay for progress.

Leigh Butler is a Consultant who specializes in Education and Research & Development. Empower yourself, develop your potential, acquire a new passion for living and learning. Subscribe to Leigh's Lifelong Learning Newsletter Now!

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