I hope this doesn’t come off as a lame cop-out of a post, but I need some help from you folks. I’ve been struggling to write lately. I still have ideas of things to write about, so I wouldn’t really call it the dreaded “writer’s block”. I’m just not really happy about the way what I’m writing is sounding. For whatever reason, I’m just not proud of what I’ve written.
So, on this Monday, when I normally would post a new article, I’ve got nothing. No new post about personal development, or how to be a better leader. But, this issue does present something interesting that I’d love to hear from you about.
When is “Good Enough” good enough?
I know that a vast majority of people’s procrastination with whatever task they’re working on comes from setting unreasonable expectations of perfection on the finished product. Folks won’t release something until it’s just right, and since it never is, they never get around to doing whatever it is they’re trying to do. That’s bad.
The vast majority of time, it’s better to throw something out there and see what kind of response you get. If people don’t like it, you can get the feedback from them on how to improve it. And, if it turns out the marketplace likes whatever it was, then aren’t you glad you didn’t spend a whole lot of time tweaking?
But, where do you draw that line? How rough can your “rough draft” be before it’s just plain old garbage? If you’re the type of person who wants to do what you do 100%, can you deal with doing something 70% or 80%? What if you feel like you’ve given it 100%, but that’s just not good enough?
So, fine readers, how do you determine what’s good enough for your standards? How do you draw the line between trying to Be Your Best, and cutting yourself some slack in order to stay sane? If we get enough responses, maybe this will turn into another blog post of its own! Let the comments begin…
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