Perfect doesn’t exist, let go- perfect is a utopian bullshit place that many of us strive for but nobody ever arrives at. What I have learned in my experience is that the longer you strive for perfect, in anything you do, the longer it will take you to move forward. See, I actually think perfect is something that prevents production. Seeking perfect, often times gets us stuck.
Nothing produced by humans is perfect; iPhones, cribs, cars, and ideas are all flawed to some degree, so as Seth Godin discusses, the importance of shipping outweighs searching for perfection. I agree wholeheartedly with this concept and am trying to push myself to stop thinking in terms of perfection, besides, who am I trying to be perfect for?
I tend to believe that something closer to perfect comes from producing something, putting it out there, and then tweaking it along the way. At least it’s out there, and changes can happen to it out there, not hidden over here in a closet or a word document.
- Seth Godin on TSA’s Ineptitude Regarding Body Scanners (thetylerhayes.com)Seth Godin
- 8 Transformational Leadership Lessons From Seth Godin (hubspot.com)