Is it always right up to it?

Do we have to always come right down to the wire? Must it always be pushed to the bitter end? Yes, of course, and probably. Why does it have to be this way? Just because. You ever have those times when you finished early and you were able to twiddle your thumbs? Sure you did. And what happened? Mediocrity, that’s what. We push on to the bitter end because we want things to go as far as they can in the constraints we have. We don’t want to be workaholics, but when we’re working, we’re really working. It’s on, as they say. And we squeeze every ounce of creativity out of any idea until we arrive at the wire and we can call it good just in time. Then we’re on to the next.