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My Perfect Blog (4th Revision)

I have been doing “writing” this blog for two blogging for two three years.  You’ve never seen it any of my posts, though. They’re They’ve all been baking in my head.

I’ve never published this my a blog because I couldn’t make get it perfect. I couldn’t make its appearance perfect, and I couldn’t tweak the writing to perfection.

“It’s got to be perfect!” is was has been my credo; it has led to a lifetime of excessive preparation, of procrastination, and of anxiety and stress. Ironically Unfortunately, the opportunity cost of all the preparation time I spend preparing for a project is a profound lack of time to spend completing the actual project. Almost always, the finished product has been rushed and has ended up being anything but perfect — not bad, maybe pretty good, but never perfect.

The point is, perfect is the enemy of done.

Well, technically, perfectionism or pursuing the pursuit of perfect is the enemy of getting to done . . . or may be the enemy — not always, I guess.

Anyway, I’ve learned through the last 25 years of my professional life that it is important and essential to strive for and produce quality rather than to pursue perfection. Quality is the desired goal and should describe the end product, whereas perfectionism is simply an obstacle and a stressor on the way.

And if you think believe you’re perfect you’ve achieved perfection in any endeavor, then you’re living in a fool’s paradise.

So there it is , and here you go:  my perfect first blog post. It’s not perfect, but it is done — finally (??), and I am perfectly okay with that.

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