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The time will pass anyway

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When the going gets really tough, for most of us, it is easier to quit than to continue. It does not matter what you are pursuing, nothing great comes easy, do not quit. No matter how hard or how long the journey might be, just keep doing what you are doing- continue.

A lot of people gave up on their dreams before they even started. Do not give up on your own. Your dream is your future. If you give up on your dream because it is too hard, or because it will take years to reach, think about what will happen to you and your life if stop pursuing your dream. Ask yourself: “Am I going to be better or am I going to remain miserable?” If you know that where you are now is better, then stay there. But if you know that where you are now is taking so much away from you than adding to it, then it is time for you to think of what to do next. Do not stay in a place, a job, a relationship, that is not adding value to your life.

When the going gets really tough, for most of us, it is easier to quit than to continue.”

If you are tired of where you are, if you tired of doing the same thing over and over again, it is time to move forward. I know it is hard to take the first bold step, but you can do it. You can do it. If you don’t know what to do, reach out to people who where in your situation before and have made similar moves. Talk to them, seek their help. This is the time to pocket your “ego.”

Remember, when you are taking the first bold move, it is not going to be easy. It is going to be messy. But that is what makes life so interesting- you don’t always know what is ahead of you. Always prepare for the unexpected and hope for the best. Never give up on your dreams. Life is too important to waste. Don’t waste yours. Earl Nightingale said, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

That is what you need to remember: Whether you pursue your dream or not, the time will pass anyway. Since you now know that the time will surely pass, why not do whatever it takes to pursue your dream?

Never give up!

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.