We all have this feeling that we do our best stuff under pressure with a gun to our head.
To some extent there is truth in this, we do need deadlines to keep us focused.
However, rushed work is never going to be our best work.
The best work takes time, patience and being able to spend time concentrated on that one piece of work and that one bit of work only. That means shutting ourselves off, preparing and being able to work deeply.
We can not work deeply with a gun to our head.