I decided to give myself those two days after all.
In the meantime, I’d like to share something about myself. (Other than the fact that I am a Champion, an ENFP under Myers-Briggs ).
When it comes to personal projects, I like to set unrealistic deadlines for myself.
Do I like stress and anxiety? Not at all. However, it has been my experience that in small doses these states of emotion are powerful tools for success.
For example, as a person prone to procrastination, my self-imposed, unrealistic deadlines motivate me to put forth 110% well before the project’s even on the radar of my natural inclinations. Like an anxiety jump start.
Don’t get me wrong. When my natural inclinations kick in, I’m working 110% and sometimes even 130%. However, I find the healthier way to handle projects leaves out the red bull, Starbuck’s Venti Red Eyes, all-nighters, morning breath that tastes like sour paste, and droopy eyelids.
If I commit to a project, the final outcome has forensic evidence of my blood, sweat, and tears. Jump starting my anxiety simply adds a few extra minutes to my life.
Okay, okay, let me be clear about something else. I’m not a complete masochist. It’s more about my desire to consistently perform to my potential. I know my flaws (procrastination) and I adapt with self-imposed, unrealistic deadlines and it works. At the very least, I have planted a correspondence in my mind between the project and the deadline.
Now I have to answer to myself. I have to make excuses to myself. And, guess what? It’s hard to feed yourself bullshit.
On the other hand, when I know that I deserve a reasonable extension, I will not beat myself up over it too much. I mean, the first deadline that I imposed was UNREALISTIC.
And, there is my long-winded explanation as to why you won’t be seeing the new face of RecruiterEsq.com today. Instead, you’ll see it later this week.
I know websites are a tricky bunch and when the new one is published, despite all of my efforts, there will be some flaws. I beg of you – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – to give me your feedback (likes, dislikes, suggestions, ideas, and constructive criticism).
Of course, this only applies to projects for me with deadlines imposed by me.
In truth, projects and project deadlines from clients, colleagues, or friends require me to play totally different mind games with myself.
My ultimate goal never wavers: I seek to reach my potential and aim for success.
After you see the new website, let me know if I’m on my way there.