“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
I found this quote on Goodreads, and it really resonated with me.
I happen to love deadlines. Sometimes they do back me into a corner if I’m really, really stuck, but mostly, they keep me from getting in a rut. If I give myself a deadline, it forces me to carve out time during the week to just sit down and work. Whether it be on a project due for school, or simply a goal to stay on track, deadlines help me set my priorities. Even if I don’t always meet them, they give me something to look forward to. A mark to hit, if you will.
The other wonderful thing deadlines, I’ve discovered, is that, when I do reach it, I feel a real sense of accomplishment. Not only was I able to do what needed to be done, but I also stuck to a schedule, and completed my task in a timely manner. That’s a skill that everyone, no matter what field they are in, can benefit greatly from.
Challenge of the Week: The dreaded deadline. Do you find them helpful for your creative process, or hurtful? Why?