Do you work better with a deadline?

@GuateMom (1411)
Canada
March 7, 2007 7:31pm CST
I find that I am so stressed out by deadlines, but I seem to work better with them. Since high school, I have always done things last minute. How about you?
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Absolutely, I work better with a deadline, it helps me to pace myself I think. I am naturally a procrastinator. But I have had to overcome this natural propensity having married a worse procrastinator than myself. Can't both of us practice that habit of putting things off.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I have never done well with a deadline, I tend to make way to many mistakes. I have always taken the job right when it was given to me and worked on it until I finished. I like to have the work complete so I can have time to check it and then play with the extra time. LOL
• United States
8 Mar 07
I do pretty well under pressure. I actually like deadlines! Deadlines keep me on the ball!
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I also seem to work better with deadline.In school I was a last minute study guy.Deadline helps me to complete the work in time.Without deadline I may not be successful.I am not stressed by deadline.
@quispy (572)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Oh yes, I work so much better with a deadline, even self imposed ones. I have also always left things for the last minute, but I work well under pressure!
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Even if I don't have a deadline, I put things off and end up having to set a deadline for myself. In college, I would wait until the last couple of days to do a term paper and sit up most of the last night finishing it. I usually got pretty good grades so it must have worked. Sometimes when we get things done ahead of time, we are tempted to go back and keep trying to improve on the work we have done. With a deadline, we can't always do this.