Unnecessary Stress

Where are you creating unnecessary stressors at work or in your life?

Are you working yourself to the bone to meet a deadline? A deadline that you set?

That’s not work — that’s stupidity and poor time estimations. (I know, I’m the dumb dumb who keeps doing it.)

(When in doubt — double the amount of time you think it will take.)

Unnecessary Stressors like make-believe deadlines, overworking, and burning the candle at both ends only leads to you being behind, not ahead.

Sure, deadlines help get projects done. When you and you’re team is procrastinating a project, or waiting for the ‘perfect’ moment, deadlines can be a fire under your bum to get moving. However, unnecessary short deadlines for the sake of doing something as quickly as possible will eventually burn you and your team out — not to mention put putting stress on your health, and creating a cultural environment of ‘if we’re not killing ourselves, we’re not working hard enough’.

Are you creating bad habits of unnecessary stress at work? How about in your life?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

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