Seth’s blog today is titled: Boundaries are levers. He goes on . . .
And assertions are maps.
Which means that:
are nothing to be afraid of.
They’re a gift.
They give us the chance to act as if,
to describe a possible future
and then to lean against them as we work to create the place we seek to be.
Ah, timelines. Or, in Proposal Land, the schedules we love to hate. Yeah no.
The schedule is the only thing standing between us and perfectionists. Between us as we want to be and us being that perfectionist.
The schedule is the only thing that allows this seemingly never-ending and ridiculous effort to find an end.
The schedule is the only thing that forces us to think about what matters: in our solution to meet the client’s stated/unstated needs and in our proposal to present that solution.
So go ahead: Lean against that schedule. It really is a gift. You’ll also be in some great company.