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Done is better than perfect

As the saying goes, “Done is better than perfect.” This phrase is actually great advice for both personal and professional endeavors. With the pressure of achieving perfection in all aspects of life, it can be hard to take a step back and realize that sometimes it’s enough to just get the job done.

When it comes to personal projects, it is important to remember that sometimes a job that is merely “good enough” is better than tirelessly toiling away in hopes of making something perfect. After all, perfection is relative and not always achievable. Furthermore, the extra time that is spent in the pursuit of perfection is often not worth the final result.

In the professional world, it is important to recognise when it is time to complete a project and move onto the next. In today’s fast-paced business environment, it is essential to be able to recognise when a task is complete and enough effort has been expended. Deadlines and quotas must be met, and often the most efficient course of action is to move on from a project instead of continuing to fine-tune it.

# 📣 In Action: When is Good Enough Good Enough?

Ultimately, the phrase “done is better than perfect” speaks to how much time and effort is necessary for every task. By recognising when something is complete and “good enough”, it is possible to better manage time and resources. In other words, it’s important to remember that sometimes good enough is, in fact, good enough.

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