Today’s letter is D, and the topic is deadlines. Eeek! Something that everyone just loves. Yeah right. But the fact of the matter is… there are way more funny memes for deadlines than there are for my ex-topic: determinism. I was trying to think of D theme and concluded that determinism would be a better, more inspiring topic, but that deadlines were funnier.
Have I proven my point? Thank you. *bows*
However much we hate deadlines… some people (including me) work better under deadlines. I think I might have touched on it slightly in one of my other posts, but here I want to touch on it a bit more.
They force us to get things done.
How many times have you been about to sit down on the couch and flip on an episode of Stargate Atlantis (or whatever your favorite show is) but then remembered that due date for that essay? Hmm? Yeah. And what do you do? You either: a) get up and work on it because you remember the tragedy that happened last time you crammed or b) forget about the tragedy that happened last time and watch the amazing Stargate episode anyways. And a Jack Sparrow moment happens. (Not that I’m speaking from experience, of course. No, I’m always on time and perfectly ready for each and every… okay, yeah, I’m not fooling anyone here.)
But no matter if you watch the episode or not… the fact remains that you still have to get that paper in. And the fact that you have to have it in… well, it makes your (my brain, at least) brain work. And my brain cranks out words and, if there are words, then I can edit. If I can edit, I can have something in by the deadline.
They make us prioritize things.
Ever looked at all the things you had to get done, then quickly go for the easiest (and least important) ones first? Yup. Me too.
Not with deadlines around. With deadlines, you know what you have to do and when you have to get it done by. You have a drive to get it done (or an automatic F on your essay! Eek!) and to get it done on time. And, I’ve found in my life, that once I start to prioritize with one task, I start to prioritize with two tasks. And thus it grew. Now I’m not an expert at it, but I am better. And trust me. I’m seeing the benefits in my writing. I have time to write. I don’t have to hurry through writing or write way late at night… I can write when I need to.
They have great gifs.
Okay… yeah, sorry. You’ve probably seen enough gifs that you want to shoot me. But… gifs, people, GIFS!
Well, that’s all for today, guys. As always, thanks for reading! I hope to see you around for tomorrow’s post. As always, watch out for wooden nickels!