addiction recovery · substance abuse treatment · Writing

Why giving ultimatums don’t work with addicts.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been wrestling with meaningless deadlines.  Again, if there is an actual dependency associated with a deadline, or if the consequences of missing a deadline are enforced, then I think deadlines are quite useful and necessary.  However, if the deadline doesn’t have any reality associated with it, then they are… Continue reading Why giving ultimatums don’t work with addicts.

project management · reflective journaling · Writing

If a deadline is attached to anything political, it’s stupid.

Sadly, it appears that arbitrary deadlines simply will not stop plaguing me.  I’m not Einstein, but if there’s no REAL limiting factor that requires a deadline to be met, then people NEED to re-evaluate those deadlines for reality’s sake. I’m almost always on some deadline or another, but today’s deadline is simply bizarre. I have… Continue reading If a deadline is attached to anything political, it’s stupid.

blogging · project management · psychology · reflective journaling

Why deadlines are usually stupid

Missing deadlines suck. However, I’ve never actually turned into a pumpkin when I’ve missed a deadline of any kind. Sure, I might get yelled at or feel badly about letting someone down. But usually, nothing worse ever happens. I say, “usually” because there are times when deadlines really do mean something — there’s a reason… Continue reading Why deadlines are usually stupid