Yippee! It’s TODAY, my favourite day!! “What, why?!” I hear you ask.
It is 30 days until our Wedding Day!
I have a daily countdown timer on the front page of my phone, counting down to our wedding day. As the days have counted down, excitement has risen and at 30 days to go, activity has suddenly kicked into high gear! There is a surge of motivation and drive to get everything done before the Big Day!
Countdowns create a sense of urgency and importance!
Unlike deadlines, which tell you when your task is due, countdowns clearly show how little time you have until your task is due. Seeing how little time remains, pushes our minds into high motivation, forcing us to focus our attention on the task at hand and push aside distractions that would otherwise delay us.
Stop procrastinating, start acting.
If you are a procrastinator, deadlines probably don’t help you; if the deadline is too far into the future, you tell yourself that you have plenty of time and if it is too close, you become paralysed by overwhelm! Since starting is the hardest part of the task, countdown-to-start timers are ideal for procrastinators. The countdown runs backwards, generating a sense of urgency and when it reaches zero the activation energy you need to get started kicks in, much like a rocket blast-off!
How much more would you get done if you scrapped your deadlines in favour of a countdown?
Wait; don’t go…I have something else to tell you….
I’m guessing you made some pretty big New Year resolutions in January which is 8 months ago. If you have not met those goals then it is time to Wake Up and make a choice because there are only 4 months left to go – just 113 days left of 2018! Time is counting down….. Now is the time to get cracking and finish off those goals or you will miss the deadline.
Need some help? I can do that for you, but only if you act now because I am closing applications for this year’s 1 : 1 coaching programs for 2018. If you are serious about closing the year strong, let’s talk. Book a no-obligation free meeting with me and let’s get you going!