The Marshmallow Experiment – Post #4

Timing is Everything
Create a definitive timeline to measure success, failure, or the need for an extension. Every goal becomes alive when you hit the deadline switch. Always wanted to learn how to play the piano? Taking lessons and practicing can certainly take steps to achievement, but schedule a private concert for family and friends six months from now and watch how motivation changes. This is how to bring focus to development and growth; without deadlines, the goals float out somewhere on the horizon. As soon as a goal has a deadline, the possibility of failure looms and the long-term objective suddenly moves front and center in your sight.