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A deadline is looming

A deadline doesn't really feel like a deadline until it's inches from your face. That's unfortunate--by that time, you're about to get punched. That feeling quickly spreading is called panic.

You should always feel like there is a deadline looming. "Looming" sounds ominous, but it's not. It's the realization that you'd better be moving forward each day.

There's always a deadline coming up. Even when you think there isn't, you'll soon realize there is--when you're grasping trying to make something happen quickly overnight.

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Leveling upWes Kao
The tool isn't in your toolbox yet

When you read great advice, it hasn't actually changed anything in your life...yet. There are dozens of times each day when you might notice something. You might think,

"I should try that."

In the moment, you're excited to learn something new. You think, "This is another tool in my toolbox. This is fantastic!"

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Leveling upWes Kao