Done is better than perfect
“Done is better than perfect”. I listened this phrase in a webinar and it echoed on my entire body… so simple yet so powerful…
I built my first website myself. I took it as a challenge. Never done one before. Very little knowledge on digital marketing. SEO, what is that?! Colours and pictures that match never felt so difficult to do it 😑. Come on, I know how to put a matching outfit, it must not be much harder, I thought. Naive mistake…
Little by little, after several days of frustration, I started putting it together in a decent way and my perfectionist side kicked in. Oh, I need to improve this, change that, add this, and so on and so forth… the job seemed endless, something like the Cathedral in Barcelona to me. The worst part was when potential clients asked me for my website, I had to say… Well, it is under construction, and give an excuse. (Feel the shame here)
Them, I listened to this phrase “Done is better than perfect”. It felt so right. I took the decision to launch my website in 3 days after I listened it, the way it is. I will fix any bugs add more things on the go and whatever it comes. The important here is DONE!
And you, have you been through something similar? Anything else that you are procrastinating due to perfectionism 🗣. I also hope that this blog inspires you to finish something that you are prolonging or procrastinating because you are looking for perfection. 😉
PS.: This experience helped me so much for other jobs that I had to do in my company. Nowadays, I prefer to hire a specialist to do this type of work, but I know how to talk to them (using their terms and language style) and to ask what I want. In addition, I understand much more about combining colours, fonts, and images to assemble marketing and advertising material.