Monday, November 8, 2021

Missed my Deadline

Last week: 

I imagined that I would have completed octopus #3 by today. Back when I started the whole project, the first week of November was my goal completion date.

I failed to meet that deadline.

Where I am at the moment: 

Last week I was on the fourth tentacle with suckers. This week I'm on the eighth. 

I mean, it's not bad. And since these are Christmas presents, my very early self-deadline passing isn't terrible. 

I'm just a little disappointed in my myself. A very little. 

(I was not expecting that long-term gig I fell into in September, nor the one I just fell into. Things have just been taking longer than expected. Sigh. It happens.) 

This is why I make very early self-deadlines. So I can fail at them without actually failing to have things complete when they need to be. (It's a strategy I've used much of my adult life.)

Hopefully things will go more quickly this week. We'll see.

16 comments:

  1. That's why I set early deadlines and goals myself. Life throws too many wrenches at me so it's better if I give myself a lot of time to achieve things.

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    1. Yeah, it's good to have deadlines you can kind of miss sometimes.

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  2. No reason to feel disappointed, you had a lot on your plate.

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  3. It looks like you'll be done with plenty of time to spare. They are SO cute!

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  4. Yes, it's smart to set early deadlines. They'll still be ready for Christmas (knock on wood) and that's the important part. Also it's looking great!

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  5. No, that's smart, because you will make the deadline that matters - Christmas!

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  6. Eearly deadlines are clever - must try and do that next time (not admitting how late my project is!)

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  7. I'm like you. I set early deadlines.

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  8. No need to be disappointed. It will all be good at the end.

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    1. Hopefully. We'll see how much I get done this week.

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  9. For me deadlines work. But too many deadlines for too many things can be make me frustrated when I can't meet them. So, I just try to prioritize, and let some go.

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  10. Hi Liz - well done on being prepared - I love the octopii ... especially the colour variations ... this one is special - Nearly there with your goal - cheers H

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  11. Don’t be so hard on yourself because they will be ready for Christmas and that’s the main thing. This one looks quite good too.

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