Sometimes we get so caught up trying to do something “perfect,” that we don’t get anything done. When we realize that oftentimes “good” is good enough, we produce a lot more.
When I was in college, I was working on a team project with three other individuals. Because I pride myself on my grammar and editing skills, I was put in charge of editing the final paper. I read and re-read each and every word and every single paragraph. (Note the redundancy, yep, that’s what I was doing.) It was taking so long that one of my classmates asked me “Does ‘anal retentive’ have a hyphen in it?” I didn’t know – and it drove me crazy. (Now that I’ve researched it, I have found it written both ways, I feel better now.)
In my current writing efforts, I create and let it go. It’s more real when it’s a little “raw.” Granted, my goal is to produce a quality product, so I let an editor handle my books and I ask for feedback on my marketing materials. However, if I were to keep working on a project until it was “perfect,” nothing would ever come out.
What is it that you are in the process of doing that you can “stick a fork in it” and call it done? Good is good enough. Let the world see what you’ve got!
PS – Show us your stuff – you ROCK!
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