What keeps you moving?


I've been particularly frustrated with deadlines lately, and stressed that I've struggled to meet them. I've often wished deadlines didn't exist, but the truth is that I desperately need them.

I'm a shameful perfectionist, and without a deadline I'd never be satisfied that my work was good enough. I'd be stuck in a never ending edit.

A deadline forces me to do my best, call it done and move on. I'd likely benefit from more deadlines in my life.


What about you?

Can you think of a constraint or discipline that seems to make your life stressful or difficult, but in reality it keeps you moving forward?

Photos: a lonely black-eyed susan nearing full bloom and the rusty lyonia that flourishes in the shade of the pine trees