Done is better than Perfect

Yoga in the mountainsHello!

Happy Weekend! I am feeling behind on blogging, but life has been so busy!  I am getting better at time management and prioritising, but blogging unfortunately cannot be top of the list!

I wanted to jump on here quickly and punch out this post. I was talking to someone today about some of the big projects I am working on, particularly with starting my business. She started asking me about what was holding me back. I mentioned that I was currently holding myself back as almost all of the remaining work on one particular project really was up to me to get done! She asked me what the problem was and I admitted I am a perfectionist at times. I am not ready to release the project to the world until it is “perfect”, but it is not going to be perfect anytime soon as I don’t have all of the skills that I need to make it perfect or the funds to outsource those aspects. So I am going to have to just get over it! And get it done! I had come to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to do the perfect job on (and that I was the one who was going to do it), but I hadn’t really come to terms with producing a less than perfect end result.

The clever lady then said “Done is better than Perfect”! Wow how much truth is there to that statement! It got me thinking about all the times that I didn’t “Do” something because it wasn’t going to be “right” or “perfect” or meet some fantasy standard in my head. I sorted of didn’t even realise that was my big issue until she said that! I am not really a procrastinator and I will happily work hard away at something, so I know it is not my work ethic. However, I also knew it was me holding me back, I just didn’t know why. And boom she pin-pointed it!

So I am going to knuckle back into it all and get things done. Finished. Finished enough that they can be started anyway; they can always be improved later! That was always my approach to Uni assignments, get them done, then edit them and improve them after. I just need to take that approach and apply it to other aspects of my life too. Sometimes that is my problem with blogging. I have all these ideas in my head and I really want to sit down and take my time to research them and produce a blog post that meets my standards, but rarely do I have that sort of time. So sometimes I need to remind myself just to get started and finished.

How about you? Are you a perfectionist? Do you hold yourself back? Or are you fearless?

Jess xoxox

PS I am linking up with Flat Bum Mum this weekend on her Life and Style Weekend Link Up! 

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3 Responses to Done is better than Perfect

  1. Nice going, Jess! There’s a saying in art. “It takes two artists to do a painting. One to do the painting, and the other when to tell them to stop!”

    The other one I like is “Better is the enemy of good!”

    I’ve had to learn the hard way on this, both as a surgeon and an artist. Fortunately, I learned it much faster as a surgeon 🙂
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  2. Oh Jess I love this and need it. As you know I’ve struggled on the blogging front recently and need to remind myself that getting something ‘out’ is better than the alternative.

    I sometimes stop and think I’ve nothing insightful to say, but have to remember that I feel so much better about everything when I’m writing. Something. ANYTHING!
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