Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

On my best days, I can teach for hours on end, then sit down and write several pages of a dissertation before taking the time to write two or three pieces of clients.

That kind of day also comes from me being rested, sleeping well, and having the motivation to be super-productive. Such days are rare, and if I depend on them every day, I’ll burn out quickly. Instead, I think it makes a lot more sense to set deadlines that you’re almost certain you can make so that it’s easier to maintain a sustainable, humane pace.