Diary #107 The Aliveness of a Deadline

Being somebody who struggles with self-discipline I find that creating deadlines for myself can be super helpful.

For example, during the last four years I have been thinking of speaking to companies about the amazing mind-training techniques I have come across but have done nothing.  Last week I set myself a deadline: I will speak to at least one company by the end of Jan 2022.


Simply voicing it has given me a sense of urgency, which is making me see opportunities that I was previously blind to.  The landscape is the same, just the perspective has changed.


If you are curious, minute 4:30 of the attached podcast (8 min total) has an example of such a shift in mind-state, concerning a simple event at my son’s school.

  • Libsyn: "S2E2 The Aliveness of a Deadline" link here.
  • Also on Apple Podcasts and Spotify: Mind Training Adventures.



Author: JD

Image by Ariadna Danilova 


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