“Deadlines should not be taken as a struggle. Think of deadlines as a way to prioritize your tasks and accomplish them promptly and order. At Glowing Global, we’re faced with deadlines every week. Our representatives know that these are there to help them focus and know that something needs to be accomplished at a particular time,” says Ricco Katona, managing director of Glowing Global. Let’s take something as an example. When students are in school, they get deadlines to finish projects and final exams. Which usually ranges from a time of 3-4 months. Most of the students, they will tell themselves they have time and then do everything two weeks before. Some will prioritize and do some work every week until they know they are perfecting it before handing the project in. “Similarly, when we are aware that deadlines are far away, we take our time and waste time. However, if something is nearby, we take it seriously and accomplish it because we push ourselves and challenge our ability,” says Ricco Katona of Glowing Global.
The number one tip and tool we utilize at Glowing Global to increase productivity with deadlines is by making our goals urgent. There needs to be a sense of urgency when it comes to your goals. Week by week, you should understand that by doing this you can get one step closer to whatever you need to accomplish. Another tip would be to make your tasks personal. Studies show that by setting a deadline and adding a personal touch to it makes it more necessary to accomplish. “For example, ask yourself — why is this important to accomplish? How does it benefit yourself? And what will it do for you in the future by accomplishing it,” says Ricco Katona of Glowing Global.
The key is to understand that deadlines increase productivity. They are not there for you to loathe or feel negative by. By understanding that these are here for a reason, you are making tasks easier for yourself. “Your future and how you manage your time and tasks are an enormous importance to your career and life. So make sure you understand that deadlines are there to help you feel better about your work,” says Ricco Katona of Glowing Global.