Deadlines work. Products that are about to disappear, auctions that are about to end, tickets that are about to sell out–they create forward motion.
They have a lousy name. Call them live-lines instead. That’s what they are.
I loved the post from Seth about ‘Deadlines’. I don’t like the word myself. I find it negative although it’s intention it to move forward. Instead I like the ‘Deliverable Due Date’ [although it’s long].
Yes, setting up a date is important. It makes us take actions. A very common due date by which we act regularly is paying bills.