There are a lot of people who are scrambling to get their work done. The goals that were written down all the way back in January are becoming very significant in the last 6 weeks of the year. This year is coming to a close, and people want to see this year as a good year for their businesses. These last 6 weeks are the weeks in which productivity sky rockets to uncomfortable rates.
There’s less time to kick back and relax. One hour breaks become half an hour breaks. Work keeps on piling on, and when a dim light shows up, more work piles on top of that dim light until the light goes away.
Everyone is hurrying over to Target, Toys R Us, and all of the other retail stores while others are frantically searching Amazon for products to buy. If you do that part now, you’ll be able to relax and watch everyone else going around in a frenzy during the first week of December. Most early shoppers won’t be able to watch for too long because they will have other work to do.
For many individuals, the last quarter is the most productive. The last quarter is crunch time in which progress gets measured. Did you move up from last year to this year? Was there a difference at all? Did anything incredible get accomplished? Everyone wants to be able to answer those questions with a “yes.” However, people start asking themselves these questions as the year comes to a close. This urgency is in action all around you whether you are the one feeling the urgency or one of your friends is feeling the urgency.
It is too late to fix the problem this year since there are only 6 weeks left in the year. However, you can n fix the problem on New Year’s Day. Think of quarters as years. Starting January, you will have to accomplish enough goal to say that you moved up from January to April. Then, continue the cycle. Instead of waiting for 365 days before assessing what you have accomplished, only wait for 1 quarter to do the same assessment.
There is no way around the urgency, but if you experience some kind of urgency all year, you won’t have to experience high rates of uncomfortable urgency at the end of the year.
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