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Saturday, April 24, 2021

U is for Ultimatum #atozchallenge

 U is for Ultimatum

Give yourself an ultimatum (don’t accept them from anyone else!). Use that ultimatum to challenge yourself to do the best you can as we get close to finishing out A to Z! We have one more week. Set your ultimatum to help yourself achieve your goals!

As we end the week, I’m specifically talking to those of you (myself included) who haven’t quite made our goals yet. Give yourself an ultimatum to meet those goals.

Meet that goal OR ____ [fill in the blank]. What happens? Give yourself some consequences. Or better yet, give yourself a reward!

My Ultimatum: 

If I don’t finish my goal, I don’t get to go on a shopping spree at a book store!

Then work toward it. Figure out what’s motivating to you and set your mind to it! With just 5 posts left, we can do it! Don’t give up now.

24 comments:

Pooja Priyamvada said...

Ultimatums haven't worked for me but I know they do for many
Here from atoz https://poojapriyamvada.blogspot.com/2021/04/ubuntu-newnormal-a2z.html

Dino said...

It's all a little upside down this morning
https://www.dpfinnie.com/2021/04/u-is-for-upside-down.html

Jamie said...

Priorities and ultimatums... the team is cracking the whip this year with reaching goals and building up self-esteem, huh? ❤

My main character gets a tiny bit philosophical in the story today 😜

https://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2021/04/u-is-for-underwear-atozchallenge.html

nashvillecats2 said...

A good post for letter "U". Finishing this years challenge is important to me.
I have to prove to myself I CAN and WILL complete the course as this upheavel in our lives have played havoc with my writing mobility.

Have a good weekend, stay safe and healthy.
Yvonne.

Frédérique said...

No, no "or", I will do it!!
https://quiltingpatch.blogspot.com/2021/04/u-umbrella-parapluie-atozchallenge.html

Frewin55 said...

I gave up on the idea of finishing the book within the month some time ago but it has got me motivated to continue on after April and the posts, which I have succeeded in keeping up - have focussed my thinking on a number of aspects of the plot. including this:-
https://how-would-you-know.blogspot.com/2021/04/u-is-for-utopias.html

Srivalli Rekha said...

Erm... ultimatums don't work for me. I anyway like to make a plan and stick to it and have a contingency plan as a backup.
https://sri-lovenature.blogspot.com/2021/04/ugna-mahadev-in-bihar-and-maa-umiya-in.html

Susan Sanderson said...

I completely understand the reward of shopping in a bookshop. At least they are ore open now in England. https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2021/04/24/understanding-atozchallenge/

Gonz said...

If there ever was an ultimatum on Dominaria, it definitely was Urza's doing.

http://codexanathema.com/2021/04/24/u-is-for-urzas-tome/

Crackerberries said...

Nobody likes an ultimatum ... or at least I don't. I am having a hard time understanding truths. Maybe someone can help me with that?

Have a great day!
Cheers,
Crackerberries

Trudy said...

Ultimatums work for some and not for others (myself included). We are all unique, and that's the direction I went with today's post:

Movies reflect human needs: Uniqueness

Trudy @ Reel Focus

Jayashree (pagesfromjayashree) said...

https://pagesfromjayashree.blogspot.com/2021/04/u-for-unicorn.html

It's just 5 more and hope I complete it....

Anne M Bray said...

I prefer rewards over consequences.
My "finishing" game is usually strong.
However,
U is for Unfinished: https://www.anne-m-bray.com/blog/167843/atozchallenge-2021-u-is-for-unfinished

The U shoe: https://repeatsamb.blogspot.com/2021/04/atozchallenge-2021-u-is-for-upton.html

Chapters From My Life said...

I am in U, when I am managing so many other things besides the lovely AtoZ challenge.. so I forgive myself. I will reserve the ultimatum for some other time.
https://www.chaptersfrommylife.com/2021/04/unlock-your-upgrade.html

kaykuala said...

U is for an Ultimatum of Acceptance
http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-tenacity-of-purpose-defies-logic.html

Hank

Molly's Canopy said...

Ultimatum all set — and I will proceed Undaunted as I celebrate Molly’s Canopy’s Seventh Blogiversary! https://mollyscanopy.com/2021/04/undaunted-seventh-blogiversary-atozchallenge/

Janet said...

Good reward, going to a bookstore! Union Square and Urbano Sundial are my U's for today.

Janet’s Smiles

Cathy Kennedy said...

I've never tried giving myself an ultimatum. I'm not sure it would work, because I'm like I'll keep at it till I get it right. :) Happy A2Zing!

Uncensored Looney Tunes A-Z Art sketch

Ravi Sivaram said...


YES!!yes my ultimatum is to publish my book by JULY last week!!

cleemckenzie said...

I like to promise myself treats when I finish a project I'm not keen on doing. Having something fun to look forward to is a great prod.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

I don't like ultimatums. Period.

Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with an A-Z of Faerie: Unnatural Magic

Lady In Read said...

While I am not sure an ultimatum will work for me, I am resolved to catching up with my goals by Wednesday this week..
A Unique Poetry Project Indeed: Places of Poetry

2 gators said...

U is for Urchin https://heavygators.blogspot.com/2021/04/a-to-z-challenge-u-is-for-sea-urchin.html I am not sure Ultimatum will work for me. MY Goal is to FINSIH this challenge no matter what obstacle

Pr@Gun said...

Ultimatum to self with a goal to finish the task at hand.


My post for Alphabet U for #AtoZchallenge -
https://praguntatwa.com/umbrella-of-moms-love/