I’m rarely late. Deadlines do much to discipline my focus.
Some of my writing friends feel opposite. Some think a purer motive is the work itself.
I like the sound of that, but I can’t deny the usefulness of hard deadlines in my working life.
I’m all for combining a love of the work with a practical plan married to a schedule.
I’m more productive that way.

Now – vacation time? That’s an entirely different matter.