Are you getting bogged down every time you try to write a blog article? Do you second guess every word? Are you full of doubt and uncertainty? Do you hesitate to push publish? Hmmm... sounds like a case of perfection paralysis!
Done Is Better Than Perfect!
Done is better than perfect. It's worth repeating! The simple truth is that there is no such thing as perfect! (It's a nice concept though) You will always be approaching perfect, but never quite get there. So waiting until it's perfect is stopping you from getting the value out of done! So, the quicker you accept that your obsession with writing the perfect article is working against you, the better! Get it done, that's far more powerful!
Perfect Is Misunderstood
A big part of the problem is that most people don't understand the meaning of perfect. So let's have a look at the Oxford Dictionary for a little assistance:
Perfect: Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.
Ok, let's break that down a little. Firstly, it doesn't say omnipresent, or omniscient or omnipotent. It says it has all that is needed. That's it. Not God like... just really good. (Or Good enough!) Yep, as long as it has all the desirable elements, your article is done! In other words: does it makes sense, does it have relevant information for your audience, is it useful, etc.
So, unless you're publishing a thesis, and as long as you aren't publishing a lot of inaccurate information, or misleading rubbish... torturing yourself over the use of an Oxford comma or unnecessary ellipses (or is that ellipsi?) is simply a waste of time and energy. And really it's your fear causing you to procrastinate... and that's not really useful is it?! Nope, it's not! Done is better than perfect!
So, good enough... publish it!
CEO - Rough Diamond Academy
For over 21 years David has been building websites for clients. In 2013 he pivoted from running a web design agency to working hands on with clients to help them build their businesses by reaching their ideal clients. Going beyond the website. The experience of working at the coal face is the foundation of The Rough Diamond Academy. Real life experience for real life businesses. It starts with building a site, but that's only the beginning!