What do you do when you feel adventurous? Do you bungee jump? Or sky dive? Or go for an EdgeWalk on Toronto’s CN Tower? Meh! Do you know what I do? I deliver a task or a project right on deadline. Have you ever felt that adrenaline rush when you HAVE TO finish something today but you have a long way to go, yet, you put in your 200% effort (if there is such a thing) and deliver on time? It gives so much high!
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline – Nolan Bushnell
I sometimes feel like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For the uninitiated, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He is famous for two things – (1) To keep his calm even in the toughest of the situations (2) To stretch an easy win unnecessarily, increase the tension and seal off a win dramatically by hitting a sixer of the last delivery. He does this again and again. And again.
I also do somewhat similar when it comes to delivering my tasks. Take my own time, keep calm and then slog on when the deadline is fast approaching. It’s a shame that people like it only when Dhoni does that.
Anyway, what I was trying to say was that there is absolutely no reason to panic when deadline approaches. All you need to know is this.
4 thoughts on “Dhoni & the deadline”
Couldn’t agree more… All you really need is Coffee (as I take another drink right now).
In college I had to write every week a new exercise of style composition (Mozart style, Bach style, etc) and I could never ever get myself around doing it on weekends. So, on the day of my composition class, I’d go at the Music Academy, find a piano, first thing in the morning at 6 am (hard to find a piano later) and start writing my best exercise – the class was at 10 am, I even had time to eat a pretzel 🙂 Funny how inspiration and effort work best on adrenaline.
True, that! We draw all the energy from the universe to put in the effort at the last minute 🙂
Nice presentation. Thanks and congrats.