The real and imaginary deadlines we are battling happen here It’s always something, isn’t it? Year end and year beginnings are often some of the busiest because there are these real and imaginary deadlines we are battling. The imaginary ones are the most interesting, but can’t quite figure out why. 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.