One of the classic personal motivation techniques consists in waiting to the last minute, on the last day, and to create a dramatic situation. When we work under pressure, adrenaline is triggered and we successfully come out of the situation as winners.
This approach, even if efficient in the short-term, ends up being corrosive since at a certain point, you will find yourself in an environment where everything is urgent – you are constantly putting out fires and managing crises. You’re creating your own emergency room, where the drama is self-fulfilling. You’re crying wolf with yourself.