Done is Better Than Perfect

By aiming at perfection, you guarantee your product (art, book, song) will never ship. Perfection is unachievable and a huge distraction.

Yet it’s so easy to get caught in the trap of trying to make things perfect.


Let’s say it differently: Perfect is the enemy of done.

They hate each other.

Here’s encouragement to replace “perfect” with something much better.


The temptation to make your work “perfect” only distracts you from releasing it for the world to experience.

Take this post for examp

What do you need to stop working on and just ship already?!

  • sauce_1

    Once I got the idea of minimum viable product into my head I started to actually finish a higher percentage of projects.

    Photo credit: Unknown

    • What a good illustration of the concept! It’s amazing how much you can finish when you’re not blinded by bling and features and what your product/project could be. Thanks for sharing your success!