What is a deadline?
The term was coined as a line drawn around a prison that if a prisoner passes, he is at the risk of being shot.
We think of a deadline as a time something is due. Without setting a time for completion, we waste time. We allow our work to expand to the amount of time that is available for completion.
It’s easier to spend too much time on small tasks resulting in less efficiency. A boundary of time helps us be more structured and disciplined.
Let us set time limits on every work task we do, that’s due, and deliver today.