Business Tip: Set Deadlines

The New Year is in full swing, and I can’t believe how quickly it flew by. Whether you are a graduate school student, a young professional, an entrepreneur, or an aspiring artist – deadlines are key to meeting your goals this year, because before you realize it will be over.

I encourage you to write two or three goals that you’d like to accomplish in 2015. But, make sure you set a deadline for when you’d like them completed. For instance, I like to set deadlines by the season and my age. I have goals that I’d like to accomplish by the summer, and a few that I’d like to complete by the age of 25.

It’s important for personal and professional development to stick to deadlines, because they create structure – and ensure that a started assignment reaches the finish line. Sticking to a specific timeframe will make sure that I’m on track to reach these goals. It will also provide me with a sense of accomplishment and achievement.

It’s also important to note that deadlines are not specific to professional goals. There are personal goals that I’ve set deadlines for in my life, such as purchasing a home or having children. Regardless of your goal, it’s imperative that when setting deadlines for yourself, you maintain accountability for when they are missed. 

Comment below and tell us how you plan on meeting your deadlines this year.

 ~Jaleesa Lashay~

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