Here’s is a quick guide for the lazy procrastinator in you, who is tired of missing deadlines, so that you can manage to meet some of them in time.
1. Your focus should be on when it needs to be done, instead of focusing on what needs to be done.
The deadline of the project sometimes becomes the deciding factor in determining the quality of your output and your ability to complete it on time.
Deadlines are dreaded because people feel restricted because of them. Hence, one way to get over the dread is to negotiate and set them with your client at your own comfort.
2. Sometimes, some people miss deadlines because of you.
Sometimes, some people tend to miss deadlines, not because they are lazy or because they are unable to complete the job on time.
At times, the reason for missed deadlines is a lack of satisfaction with the quality of work performed by you. In this situation, you need to understand that aiming for perfection is good quality but only as long as it does not hamper your deadlines.
The moment that begins to happen, it would be in your interest to shift your focus on meeting your deadlines instead of trying to be perfect.
3. Always try to work together with both, short term and long term deadlines.
The short term deadlines aim to keep you motivated and interested in your job whereas long term deadlines aim to build your overall target for achieving long term objectives.
4. Never try to overstep beyond the space of your room.
Engage yourself in work that equals only as much in quantity as you have the time to tackle. Fill your plate with only as much work that you can handle.
5. Aim to settle down for fixed hours when working on your projects.
If you bring major variation in your working hours, then you are bound to give yourself excuses to work late or postpone a particular task for another time of the day.
Being late takes no time to turn into a psychological disorder and before you know it, it becomes a habit that you keep cultivating within you for an infinite time.
If this is the case with you, perhaps it is time to stop blaming time and start introspecting what is wrong with your schedule, so that you can become a more efficient person and begin meeting your deadlines.