“If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” It’s no big secret that people who keep busy have strategies for prioritizing and managing all the things they need to do. Those strategies, while seldom made explicit, usually revolve around one main concept: deadlines.
Deadlines provide structure. They create accountability and help prevent negative consequences. Some people love them, some people hate them, but those who embrace them usually are successful.
Did I mention that we are fanatics about meeting deadlines!