Out of Urgency

I find I am only motivated to get a job or project complete when there is urgency. The deadline is right around the corner. I even create fake deadlines in a attempt to get ahead and not allow my lackluster self sabotage getting ahead. My thought when I am ahead of my deadlines: there is time, there is no urgency. My feeling: Meh. My Action: I do everything but for my project at hand. It there a thought you can help me discover that will turn this action around. I an struggling because I would like to master this flaw and not have to play the fake deadline game with my self.