Done is Better Than Perfect

Do you find yourself with an overwhelming desire to get things done AND perfect? Let me tell you, as long as it’s DONE, you can quit worrying about it. Getting it perfect rarely happens. Get it done, and you can tweak it along the way.


I have a client who had a spectacular idea for something that would be a great benefit to many. She hemmed and hawed about it for a long time because she wanted it to be just perfect.  You can guess what happened.  Because she took too long trying to make it perfect, trying to make sure everything is as it should be, someone else got it out before her! By the way, hers wasn’t perfect either… but it was DONE. 


Luckily she learned her lesson from that mistake – “done is better than perfect”.  Now she doesn’t  let the need for perfection override the benefit of having it done.


You have probably heard the phrase that Nike made famous — “Just Do  It” — this is what you need to do if you have something that you want to do, but you’re afraid that it won’t be absolutely perfect. Just do it!  If it’s done, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but at least it will be done and you can move to the next item on the list.


Today’s challenge: Just Do It!


PS: I invite you to click on this link  to visit the Smart Women’s Café!  Become a member of a group of people that help others “get it done” especially when you’re stuck trying to make things perfect. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: