I’m letting myself off the hook. I’m acknowledging that I have goals that are both important and urgent. There are things I want to accomplish. Some of these things have hard deadlines. Others don’t. There is a difference.
I will meet my deadlines. That is non-negotiable. My reputation and the viability of my business are on the line. I’ll keep each of those hooks.
My financial goals have soft deadlines. I want to generate a specific amount of income per day. If I miss the target one day or even two days, that’s fine. I plan a margin of error in, so I might as well use it. I’m letting myself off those daily hooks. The amount of work I get isn’t in my control anyway.
My project goals have soft deadlines. The only one who holds me accountable is me. I need to do the work in a way that improves the work. Everything else is just wasted stress, mistaken pressure, and just plain ridiculous. I’m letting myself off those daily hooks, too.
What hooks do you need? What hooks don’t you need?