Sunday, January 15, 2012

Deal With Deadlines

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Deal with Deadlines!
“I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.”  Harry Shearer

In any business there are deadlines.  In the media, there are several, every day.  How you handle them has a lot to do with whether a broadcast or project is a success, or a train wreck.  Of course, the biggest enemy of meeting deadlines is simple procrastination.  Take care of tasks as soon as possible and you’ll have less to worry about as deadlines near.  As deadlines near, instead of worrying about everything you have to do, prioritize your tasks and concentrate on ONE at a time.  As you complete the individual tasks, you’ll one by one, finish the larger project on time.  In the end, if you’re prepared, don’t procrastinate, break your tasks down into steps and you STILL don’t make your deadline, don’t worry about it.  You did all you can do.  Move on to the next deadline, which in the media, is not far away!

“Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things.”
Val Kilmer

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