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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to never miss a deadline!

          I haven't updated this blog as often as I used to this week because I have been pretty busy with work. As a croupier you don't work every night and you don't even have a stable job, everything depends on whether the casino need employees. I've worked five days in the past week, and I've dealt great hands too! I'm just really glad that this week was so great because I had weeks where I worked only 1 day a week. To say it all actually, even though I don't work much, the times I do, I get paid pretty well and the winning players at the tables always leave good tips. Anyway, enough of that. As you might have understood from the title of this post, today's post is going to be about missing deadlines and how we can avoid missing them.
        
          Most of people miss deadlines because of procrastinating too much. In high-school I was a hardcore procrastinator, I was missing every deadline because of my procrastination, It had gotten to the point where I did not have anymore excuses to tell to the teachers in order to buy me some more time. Then I started realizing that something had to be done, and I started thinking about thing that I could do in order for me to never miss a deadline again.


Here are three simple things that would help me don't miss my deadlines:

1. I wrote down everything I had to get done. Just the fact of having them written down helped me me take seriously everything the things I had to do.

2. I would tell everyone I know that I had already started doing it or sometimes that I already finished it. I find pressure to be a great motivator, and if you choose to tell these "lies" to people that you don't want to disappoint the pressure will be even greater that way you will be sure to not miss that deadline.

3. If you know you got time before getting your job done, then start doing it little by little. Don't procrastinate into thinking that "you got time". Trust me, having your work half done will motivate you to finish it and a slowly planned and well thought work is much better than one done in a hurry.

          As you can see not meeting deadlines has a lot to do with procrastination, and as an ex student I can say that the habit of procrastination is the worst habit one can take. I hope this tips helped you and always remember that self discipline is the key to everything.

-Roger

          

23 comments:

Aresius said...

I found that having a to do list is almost mandatory. I started using the one in Microsoft Outlook, and then I changed to a web page called Toodledo that I can sync with my Android phone.

Great post!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Procrastination is a huge fault of mine, I work pretty hard every day to combat it.

Publius said...

Need this, I'm such a procrastinator! Thanks! +followed

xnejtx said...

nice tips, tnx for sharing

Another Dev Guy said...

Always keep a list of tasks to be done, 1st task: write a list!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the help. I always feel like I'm rushing.

Scienide said...

haha nice tips, Im always late >>...

logolepsis said...

Will need it for sho. I tend to miss my deadlines.

Life is Great said...

This is great advice. Good way for others to give themselves that little push to accomplish the little things in life.

revilo251 said...

yeah i find having a list of all the things that need to be done makes me more likely to actually do them, love being able to scribble them off the list :P

JKiMS15 said...

That part about procrastinating in high school sounds just like me! Great tips for reaching your deadlines though!

firefoxfan said...

Yes ,I was missing every deadline too in high school, because of my procrastination.

Dan Carter said...

awesome advice, i'm onke of the worst procrastiators ever :P

This Guy said...

Very true, great advice!

Nick Zhang said...

Goddamit, i hate procrastination!

M Fawful said...

Great advice. My to-do list has been piling up lately....

heddin said...

I've always used the "write shit down" method, but without pressure I end up putting it off anyway :(

defcon said...

Very helpful ty

Anonymous said...

Really need to learn to just stop prorastinating! :D

TheGoon said...

Haha nice post...sounds like my parents talking to me all over again. shouldve listened!

Gibbo said...

Good advice man, at least someone is thinking on their feet.

Anonymous said...

my problem is im always procrastinating.... oh well... ill try to get more organized.

TechWithTrent said...

I know this is semi-off topic, but do you guys get tipped well? I have seen the girls collect fast cash with tops how is it in the mens shoes?

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