It was a moment of sheer intelligential brilliance. “Immovable Deadlines”, I pondered.
When an immovable deadline exists, it is easy to deliver. When I have to speak on Sunday, or deliver a presentation to a big client. The deadline is immovable, and I always meet the deadline. Always.
I have known this about myself for years of course, but now I have a term to define it. To be more successful, all I have to do is figure out a way to make movable deadlines, things I put off, IMMOVABLE.
Dazzling, even if I do say so myself.
I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner. My life is going to be so much better. I will be a better leader, husband, friend. I am sorted!
Then, by chance I read some notes I made from 2 years ago. Written across the note are these words “IMMOVABLE DEADLINES”
I cuss slightly in my head and am reminded again how hard change is.
Change takes thought.
Then it takes all of those things all over and over again. And again. And again.
Its hard work!
And that’s why YOU don’t change. And YOU need to sort it out. Work harder. Hold the goal before YOU. Don’t YOU give up.
I say YOU, because clearly I haven’t learnt.