Artificial Deadlines

Benefit: Better Decisions


Making though decisions are hard. People are inclined to avoid or procastinate rather than making the decision. Putting an artifical deadline forces you to make the decision.


Whenever there is a TODO, put an artificial deadline for it’s decision. If you can’t make the decision now, decision should be I’ll figure this till N


  1. 6pm on Monday I’ll make the decision. At five minutes to 6 usually you don’t know the answer but in those 5 minutes something clicks, and by 6pm the answer is always there.