Tim Urban durante una sua presentazione per Ted Talks, inside the mind of master procrastinator, afferma:
If you want a career where you’re a self-starter — something in the arts, something entrepreneurial — there’s no deadlines on those things at first, because nothing’s happening, not until you’ve gone out and done the hard work to get momentum, get things going. […]
Now if the procrastinator’s only mechanism of doing these hard things is the Panic Monster, that’s a problem, because in all of these non-deadline situations, the Panic Monster doesn’t show up.
Senza una scadenza quindi si rischia davvero di cadere in un vortice infinito in cui tutti i vostri sforzi andranno facilmente perduti.