Perfectionism is my arch-nemesis. Maybe it’s good to have to some extent. But if I tried to make every video and article perfect, I never publish anything.
So, how can we beat perfectionism? This is precisely what Lawrence from More To That talks about in this article.
Perfectionism is the inability to let your expectations go.
…ultimately, perfectionism is the result of an unattainable vision. The hands cannot re-create the idealized blueprints of the mind—no matter how hard we try. Perfectionists try to ignore this reality, but doing so will always result in a chase that never ends.
Instead of “Perfect”, you want to aim for “Good Enough”
Good Enough is when you’ve done the hard work to get it to 95%, but you understand that it’s okay to let it go. It’s the ability to recognize that 100% is a construct of the mind, and pursuing it will take you away from exploring other areas of interest.
Good Enough is when you know that the work isn’t perfect, but it still respects the intellect of your audience. It’s not exactly what you envisioned, but it’s still damn good enough to deserve their investment of attention.