Invisible Deadlines

Do you have any invisible deadlines?  You know, the type of constraint you’ve put on yourself that no one else is holding over your head but you?  Here are a few invisible timelines I’ve known people to have:

* I can’t be single after age 30.

* This company must be profitable within 24 months.

* My baby should be sleeping through the night by 6 months of age.

* God, please let my children give me grandkids before I’m 60.

* By this time next year, I’ll have received a promotion and a raise.

Get the picture?  Be brave and ask God to reveal any areas of your life where you’re putting pressure on yourself to achieve something that doesn’t have to fit a specific time frame.

Dana

 

2 Responses to “Invisible Deadlines”

  1. bryan allain October 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    that’s an interesting thought, Dana.

    I think sometimes we can act really whack and confuse people in our lives because we’ve got these self-made invisible deadlines that no one else knows about.

    Having goals is a good thing, but these can creep up on you if your not careful. something to think about…

  2. Dana Byers October 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    I agree, Bryan. Recently I was stressed out about a deadline I’d put on myself and not even publicly communicated. Bottom line: it wasn’t worth it. I pitched the deadline and quit clenching my jaw so much.

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