I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
As you schedule individual tasks, give yourself a cushion. Mark the due date a few days ahead of the actual deadline so you have time to deal with changes or last-minute emergencies.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
If I'm right in the middle of a deadline, I'm up really early.
Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Deadlines aren't bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it.
Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.
There is a curious relationship between a candidate and the reporters who cover him. It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff, enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn't much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.
I've really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn't have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
The only deadline is the one I give myself.
We are always rushing to an appointment or trying to meet a deadline.
I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines. Nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.
If they make the deadline because the Shiites and Kurds essentially rammed a draft through over Sunni Arab objections, there will be hell to pay.
The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline for a final draft of the constitution.
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