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.
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.
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.
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.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
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.
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.
To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one.
The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline for a final draft of the constitution.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
I have a deadline. I'm glad. I think that will help me get it done.
Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things.
In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.
I'm one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.
It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.
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