Here is yet another quote from Debra Benton’s new book, The Virtual Executive. She does not cite the author, but it’s a fairly common quote – “It’s better than perfect. It’s done.” You may have heard it the other way around as well – “Done is better than perfect.”
Comments, Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: Except when done isn’t done! When my son goes out to cut the lawn, he comes in and tells me he’s done. One problem. He’s not done, and my lawn doesn’t look perfect! “Done” is in the eye of the beholder!
Wanda B. Goode: Sometimes we do exhaust quite a bit of time and effort in search of perfection, and we end up losing out on benefits, opportunities, etc. It helps to look at the big picture – to view the pros and cons of getting something good out sooner vs. getting something great out later.
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