Perfection can be the enemy of success

This might seem controversial and may even challenge your beliefs. Being a perfectionist can be one of the most destructive habits when it comes to success.

Fear of not being able to do it right stops people from ever starting. However, nothing worth doing was ever done perfectly the first time! It’s the decision to act which counts, to get going, to move tin the directions your want to go.

“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”

Remember. Imperfections can be fixed down the track.

I once heard someone say; “Perfect is the enemy of the good” I couldn’t agree more.

I understand it’s a noble belief to do things right however what’s the point in having goal if they are never achieved because they are burdened by this milestone?


Consider this quickstep formula instead:

  1. Start Immediately.
  2. Improve it until its good.
  3. Finish.
  4. Get feedback.
  5. Polish it until it’s very good.

Remember, absolutely nothing happens until you start. Just begin, even if what your start ends up nothing like the finished article, if you are selling to a marketplace, get something out there and then get feedback from the marketplace to perfect your product or service. If you are struggling to write, then write about anything first. The key is start!

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