Imperfection is Enough

December 8th, 2013
by Richard

I’m in front of my computer reading a series of articles and have come to one where my mind has clicked. Today I want to share with all those people who read me and which I still read this article. It’s called “Pretty good means quite well” and is written by Jose Miguel Bolivar. He speaks of the self-imposed, how some people we demand much more than do others. There is no greater need than yourself comes from because even though we can never be enough. Besides the work online or virtual work makes you even more demanding because you do not have approval from your boss and with the confidence of a working relationship for several years together.

Now I tell you this is an article to think. I liked it and I hope you too. Try doing your best is nothing wrong with striving for perfection but when something is already “pretty good” is a waste of time. Do not let perfectionism stop you from going insane to the point and learn to leave things when the time comes. Large software companies have very clear.

An example is how they release new products and services to market. By doing so before they are fully tested and debugged, they save a considerable amount of time and money. These savings not only reversed in the final consumer himself, but also greatly improves product quality while shortening their time to market. All this is possible thanks to the customer, which gives companies a month more than what you might discover internal tests in years. It is therefore important that you learn to recognize when your work has reached a point where what has been achieved is “pretty good.” A good way is to ask yourself from time to time: Is there anyone else besides me recognize and appreciate the difference between how it is now and as it can get if I keep working on it? “I can improve significantly the result if I keep working on it? Compensate ” as potential gain the extra time will it take me? If the answer to the above questions is “no”, the task terminates and get another. If instead you answer “yes”, identify which necessarily needs to be done and do it, but nothing more. As Alexander Hamilton said: “I hope I never do a perfect job of an imperfect man.” Accept your own imperfections and adjust routinely to doing a job that is “pretty good.”

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