Can't remember where I read it, wish I did because it's a great quote --
"80% perfect now is better than 100% perfect never."
Applies to delegating, putting things out, etc. Procrastinating for perfect -- when you actually can't get it there for whatever constraint -- isn't the way.
Neat. Never heard it put this way!
I'm grotesquely, neurotically, perfectionistic so this is a useful idea. In more words it's having a willingness to be average (or 80% perfect) vs not at all, in order to achieve a greater goal.
Perfection is so peculiar...the consensus seems to be that it's a worthy yet unattainable goal. However, I felt its existence was alluded to when I read: "Procrastinating for perfect -- when you actually can't get it there for whatever constraint -- isn't the way". Personally, would love to hear more on this.
Reader Joe Geneva sent this to me via email, I thought it was quite good and he kindly let me share it -
Hi Sebastian, just wanted to remark upon something I've seen lately. The sheer amount of opportunity around me.
In any given day there's more opportunity then you will ever have time for, probably more then anyone one person can use. Yet we don't use it. We procrastinate or rationalize, we make excuses for ourselves and for others, and talk among ourselves about why we can't achieve things, or put ourselves down. We never truly seem to recognize how much sheer opportunity there is to be taken.
I often hear people remarking about being bored. This irritates the hell out of me, especially when I'm somewhere where i know for a fact there's 20 easily found activities to do. Why do people seem totally oblivious to this... do they have no motivation to improve themselves, or think they are already perfect or something.. It seems a bit mystifying why people don't constantly look for ways to get better at things.
Now after all this criticism its time to talk about myself a bit, and touch on another subject. Why is it so hard to improve ourselves? I don't mean improve our productive time or finding things to learn, i mean why is the desire to get better so hard to achieve, and especially see the big picture. For example, if you give it some thought, you can take any problem, break it into its basic components, figure out what you need to learn, then Google it. It's that easy (for those of us with internet). Yet we don't do it nearly as much as we should. I could list about 20 things off the top of my head to Google right now, information that might alter my life immediately. Yet its really hard to go through with it... As though we were actively holding back ourselves.
How many google account do you have?
I can't find the blog it was written for this problem.
For me, this problems include some reason.
1. I want to separate with work and private.
2. I want to separate with English and Japanese.