A deadline is nothing but a time limit or constraint put on some activity – getting the paper done in school, getting the report to the boss at work – things like that.Deadlines make the procrastinator’s job simple –he/she has a time (the dreaded deadline) to ignore, thus removing the stress of trying to get whatever he/she is supposed to get done when it is supposed to be done. Thus the procrastinator floats merrily along without a care in the world. Time is on his/her side. Hmm – sounds like a song segue to me. What, me worry is his/her attitude.
Deadlines are the anal person’s friend too since deadlines give them the structure their analness (is that even a word?) needs. The truly anal will be done early – time won’t let them just get it done on time. Yep – another song segue.
Deadlines and time go together like chocolate and peanut butter. You can't have one without the other. And of course there is that Friday LBC deadline. Sigh - every Thursday it's a mad scramble to find the topic. And then, honestly it's the first thing I do Friday morning. Procrsatination? Well I prefer to think of it as having the unique ability to say what I want without constant revision. (Procrastinator's rule #9). I just sit and type. Of course with my typing skills spellcheck is critical. The actual writing is relaxing and somewhat cathartic. Deadlines, you see, are my friend. And speaking of relaxing, the next tune (sax by Denis Payton) and as cup of coffee are just the ticket!
So that's my take on deadlines and time. Please check the other members takes on the subject - Anu, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, Paul, Ramana The Old Fossil and Will.