Do you strive to be perfect? Do you strive to do work perfectly? Do you think that it’s better not to do something than to do it imperfectly? You need to stop it.
Perfection is a defense mechanism. It kills creativity, creates unrealistic goals that we can’t achieve and thus sets us up for disappointment, procrastination, and failure.
Don’t strive to be perfect. Strive to finish whatever it is you’re creating, and ship it.
We don’t expect perfection from you; we merely expect you to be generous and to share your work and art with us.
One of the most important things for any creator to learn: Finished, Not Perfect.
Having to be perfect wastes time, energy and depletes your self-esteem. Humans aren’t perfect, so why don’t you embrace your imperfection?
Perfection is an impossible goal. Those who become preoccupied with it inevitably set themselves up for failure and psychological turmoil.
You’re not in the perfect business. Stop pretending that’s what the world wants from you. Truly perfect is becoming friendly with your imperfections on the way to doing something remarkable.
Until Next Week
You’re gonna hate whatever you do perfectly now a year from now. You’ll move on, improve, become better. So don’t stress about it. Get it done and ship it. Imperfectly.