A deadline makes you accountable for achieving a specific goal.
The problem is, we don’t take commitments to ourselves seriously.
There is no urgency.
“It’s okay, I can write twice as much tomorrow.” (but you never do)
“I’ll catch up on the weekend.” (sure you will)
“No big deal, I can push my publication date again.” (how many times is that now?)
Five years later, the book isn’t published. It’s not even finished. If we’re lucky, there is some sort of rough, half-written first draft.With no sense of urgency, procrastination and excuses come far too easily. Click To Tweet
Urgency drives us into action.
So, if this is an area where you could improve, try one or all of these options.
1. Make your deadlines public
Use your family, your friends, and your potential readers as accountability partners.
2. Join a daily writing group
Make yourself accountable to the other members of the group and ask them to call you out when you fall short.
3. Hire an author coach
There’s nothing quite like investing a some of your hard-earned cash to get the guidance you need so you can start, write and finish your book.
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