Time limits, schlime limits. Deadlines are for people who have to live by the clock. Not for creative and inspired entrepreneurs and business owners like us. Right? I mean, c’mon…how can you set a genius down and expect him or her to produce brilliance by the hour? It’s just unthinkable is what it is.
So, time limits are masterpiece killers.
After all, would you rush Vincent Van Gogh? Or Leonardo da Vinci? Or how about Michelangelo? Certainly not him. Because he painted the Sistine Chapel with a depiction of God connecting with Adam. How in the world could you expect him to work by the clock?
Uh-oh. Turns out somebody did try to rush Michelangelo. And give him time limits and ultimatums. They even made a movie about it back in 1965. It was called “The Agony and the Ecstasy.” And it starred Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II.
And apparently Pope Julius didn’t like how Mikey took so much time on the ceiling of his famous chapel. So, Julius would give the artist a deadline and then stay away for a while. But when he returned, and the work wasn’t finished, there’d be a heated exchange. The Pope demanded a time limit. And Mikey demanded creative carte blanche.
In the movie it sort of worked out for both of them.
But in real life it’s always time limits that win the day.
Successful business owners learn to use them to increase creativity…not destroy it. And that’s part of what I’ll be talking about in the first RondaReady UNversity session, on Schedule Control, coming up the the first Thursday in February.
If you’re the kind of entrepreneur or business owner who’s interested in making the most of your most valuable commodity, time, you don’t wanna miss this. So, JOIN before the January 31st deadline. After that it’ll be too late. And tardiness will not be tolerated. Plus, then you’d have to wait a whole ‘nother month to join RondaReady UNversity.
So, join today and Get Ready to Be Ready and be the highly organized CEO of your business, and…