Perfection vs Shipping

by Mike Sententia on January 2, 2013

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There’s always space between what you want to do, and what you can do in the time you have. And you have a choice.

You can cringe at the imperfections, at the post you wrote in 30 minutes that could really use another hour of work. At the magick technique that didn’t work, or worked for a day then faded. Cringe that your attempt isn’t as polished as someone else’s final product.

The other option is to trust that shipping is more important than perfection, and that shipping 3 posts or 4 magick techniques will get you farther than waiting for perfection.

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Dark Arckana January 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I think you touched on something very important — don’t compare someone else’s best to your not-so-best. Important life lesson that demystifies everything. Also, that the most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.

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Mike Sententia January 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Well said. Thanks!

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