Seth Godin, a writer whom I admire and try to model some of my writing after, has a motto, “Never miss a deadline.”
I miss a lot of deadlines, and I am nowhere near co-opting the trace of success that Godin has achieved.
But my ultimate success will probably not come from following Godin’s motto because I’m not him.
Some things get done as things get done, and some will never get done. I have to come to personal terms for a unique definition of success. As much as I would love never to miss a deadline, I do not have the luxury of my art paying for itself or my mortgage and grocery bills, so other priorities ofter take president.
But missing fewer deadlines is a goal I’d like to work towards now.