Do you do your best when you stretch yourself? Sometimes we can make the most impact when we push through by sheer perseverance. Other times, we need to be loose, relaxed, and at our most poignant place.
I know that whenever there is a deadline looming and even perhaps a little at risk for hitting the schedule, there can be a certain anxiety created around this. For some of us it pushes us to do our best work. Others don’t thrive in this environment.
I think the important thing here is to take what you have in front of you and make a decision. Think of the road converges poem for example. When you are at the fork in the road, what direction are you going to head?
At the front of all of this is the resolve to do everything possible to hit maximum productivity. Work in your optimal place, zone, or whatever works best.
Stretching can be good, breaking the rubber band isn’t. Do what is best for you and your team.
(photo credit: JustinJensen)