Yesterday I read a quote from English writer, G.K. Chesterson. He said, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” In other words, you don’t have to be perfect to make a difference.
Some leaders never maximize their opportunities because they are more concerned with perfection than they are with influence.
It doesn’t take a Hannah Montana song to realize, “Nobody’s Perfect.” (Sorry, I’ve been listening to my daughter’s ipod mix)
If you have a tendency to chase perfection, stop trying. It will never happen. And you are probably making everyone around you nuts along the way.
Do the best you can with the resources you have and “ship” (create, write, produce) to use Seth Godin’s buzzword.
Consistent production that is “good” will beat a “great” idea that never comes to fruition every time.
Find something worth doing and trust yourself, even if the result seems less than great.
You have what it takes to produce something great, but you will never finish anything until you start.
Is there a project you have been delaying?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.