“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline”
-Nolan Bushnell (Founder of Atari)
We all want to make bigger, better work that inspires others, pushes boundaries, gets noticed. But to do those things, it requires us to work towards something. In it’s simplest form, that’s what a deadline is…the knowledge that we must complete something within a limited scope.
Do you have projects that just drift aimlessly in the background? Put a deadline to them…even if it’s far off. But put a timeline out there, and adhere to it as you would any job. Take it seriously. When you do that, it turns out that deadlines shouldn’t be feared, but used to motivate…to inspire.