I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.