Deadlines bring out the best in me. They keep me moving forward and give me a goal to accomplish. Deadlines challenge me to step up to the plate and meet them head on!

Deadlines make my work more fun. I like to think of them as a game. They challenge me to race against the clock. I love the rush that I get when “crunch time” comes along. Deadlines provide an opportunity to prove to myself what I am truly made of.

With each deadline, I strive to achieve a faster speed and superior level of quality than I have ever attained in the past. I measure my results against the last similar project I completed.

Often, I far exceed my own expectation. I generally exceed the expectations of my supervisors, which only helps me further my career.

Deadlines are the motivating force that drives me to succeed. I thrive under pressure because it makes things interesting. I assess each project and budget my time efficiently. I assign myself a certain amount of work each day to make meeting my deadlines easy.

This allows me to chip away at bite-sized chunks of my work at a manageable pace. Due to my stamina and savvy time management skills, I often turn my work in well before the deadline.

Because of my time management skills and ability to work quickly under pressure, I have more free time than ever before. My supervisors frequently take note of my dedication to excellence.

Today, I see deadlines as a motivator. Working towards a deadline fuels my journey to the success I deserve.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I be more proactive in scheduling and budgeting my time?
2. How can I break large tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces?
3. What are my biggest distractions, and how can I eliminate them?