A great quote from Duke Ellington, courtesy of The Execupundit:
I don’t need time. I need a deadline.
That’s so horribly true for me. Without a deadline time drags and tasks bloat to fill the day.
I understand Douglas Adam’s delicious quote …
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
…but I can never quite subscribe. Deadlines will be met, but sometimes you need a hit of adrenaline,cortisol and caffeine to get you there.