“A goal without a date is just a dream.”
Psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson couldn’t have been more succinct — or correct. Setting deadlines is what makes things happen. Without deadlines, many activities or tasks become relegated to “sometime”… which often ends up becoming “never.”
As a writer, you probably already know that deadlines are very powerful when it comes to increasing sales. This is especially true in the consumer market, where a promotion’s last day sales total alone can easily equal (or surpass) the entire duration of the promotion.
But deadlines are also powerful in helping you get your work done… and probably in more ways than you’ve thought about.
Check out some of the lesser-known benefits to setting deadlines, plus a few twists for adding them into your routine for more productivity.