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Deadline

Today is also the start of Lunar New Year - which is a deadline for billions of people throughout Asia. These yellow flowers are a part of the celebration in Vietnam. 

Today is also the start of Lunar New Year - which is a deadline for billions of people throughout Asia. These yellow flowers are a part of the celebration in Vietnam. 

Deadlines are a part of normal life.

And everyone has them.

The utility bill and the mortgage are paid on a deadline.

You have them if you apply for college or have a job or need to prepare the spare bedroom before Mom comes to visit.

If you've had a kid you've lived from one deadline to the next for eighteen years (or more) - from the first nine-month finish line, to school pictures and plays and soccer practices and proms.

Holidays are significant deadlines. Have you ever given a Valentine's present a day late? Bet you heard about that for a while.

In a sense we are running through this life on the ultimate deadline (no pun intended). There's a day when we will depart and whatever is unfinished (or un-started) will forever remain that way.

Here's today's simple thought (one I'm writing on a deadline before moving on with my day): Once you've designated space on the calendar -

Put your creative work on a deadline.

And keep that deadline, as you would any other.

Most of the time it's better to be finished than it is to be perfect.

And once you're finished, you can move on to the next creative project (with a deadline).

There's no other way produce the volume of work necessary to close "The Gap".