A goal with a deadline does what for us? There are always unexpected challenges making deadlines even more difficult A goal with a deadline does what for us? Sure, Xulon Press promised to have Mid Life Celebration’s first book done by Christmas. That is, if I submit the manuscript by a certain date. Like August 2013. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.