Deadlines

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What are deadlines? Why are they important? Why are people missing deadlines?

A deadline is a line of responsibility. It is a line between the responsible people and the irresponsible people. A deadline is a line of trust between two committed people trying to get something done. If you break it, if you miss it, it becomes a problem. If you break it, people will not trust you anymore. They will not like to do business with you anymore.

People want to work with those they trust. They don’t want to do anything with a businessman or woman who never walks the talk. If you want people to trust you, to respect you, to want to be around you, always keep your promise, always meet your deadlines. It is very important for future personal and professional growth. For example, if you promise to buy pizza for your kids, and you failed to do it, what did they do with you? Were they happy or sad? If you don’t buy them the pizza that you promised to buy, they will never trust you again. If your kids don’t trust you, you are a dead man walking.

If you want people to trust you, to respect you, to want to be around you, always keep your promise, always meet your deadlines.”

In business, missing a deadline is even worse. It can put your team, your organization, and yourself into a state of chaos. One thing is important to do when you are falling behind in your agreement: tell the client what is going on, and when you will deliver the service. Don’t lie. If you know you cannot get it done, don’t fool yourself by promising what you cannot do. If you do that, your reputation will be in hell after the transaction is over. To prevent this from happening, do what Harvey Mackay says, “Deadlines aren’t bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it.”

If you want to make it in business and in life, you MUST respect deadlines. They are deadlines. They are not birthlines. If you miss it, you are dead! Don’t miss it.

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10 Life Changing Quotes On How To Manage Your Time

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Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities, according to http://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/time-management

To delve into what time really means to us, let’s look at how historical experts have defined time management.

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”- M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist

“A man who is dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”- Charles Darwin, naturalist

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”- J. R. R. Tolkien

“Time is the coin of your life. it is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”- Carl Sandburg, poet

“Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and it by-product, the odd moment.”- Arthur Brisbane, writer

“Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”- Alan lakein, time management expert

“In all planning you must make a list and you set priorities.”- Alan Lakein, time management expert

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”– Alan Lakein, time management expert

“Waste your money and you are only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”- Michael LeBoeuf, business author

“You may delay, but time will not.”– Benjamin Franklin