I used the phrase when talking about his style of getting things done. He needed to have the fear factor to get him motivated. The fear factor, from a biological basis, is all about adrenaline dumping.
When you think about deadlines, the fear factor plays a big role.
If you have a task and the deadline falls in the next month, you don’t jump right in. If it falls within the month, your sense of urgency kicks in and you’re off and running.
This is because your brain has been trained to think about time in a certain way. We’ve been trained to think about the end of the month or week as a deadline.
Watch how you think about time in terms of deadlines. Re-train yourself to avoid getting trapped in this time distortion.
One way is to use task analysis. Break down the task and assign deadlines. Get the job done without stress!
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