Perfection is stagnation

Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

I started blogging in November 2019. And I have a problem.

It’s not the writing. I’ve always enjoyed letting my thoughts spew all over the place. Putting words on the screen is easy.

I want the perfect blog post. I want the strongest first and last sentence for every paragraph. A catchy introduction is a must. I’ve become more intimate with my thesaurus than is healthy.

That doesn’t sound so bad. Why not push for your best? One look at my blog will show you I have a long way to go. Striving for perfection doesn’t bring perfection. But it makes good a little better.

Where I run into trouble is that it takes me days to write a blog post. That leaves little time for other things, like SEO or having a life.

A couple of weeks ago, I remembered a quote someone shared with me in law school.

Perfect is the enemy of done.

It’s true. I don’t have a problem with striving for perfection. Nothing we work on will ever be perfect. So, you have to know where to draw the line. You have to get as close to perfect as possible. Then stop.

What mental block has kept you from finishing a project? How did you overcome it?

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