Progress over perfection

Perfectionists sacrifice the progress that matters most for improvement at the margin. –Unknown

“Doing the correct thing poorly is worth more than executing the wrong things perfectly.” -Unknown (via David Fallarme on LinkedIn)

A good idea executed poorly is better than a bad idea executed perfectly.

“Workaholics don’t actually accomplish more than nonworkaholics. They may claim to be perfectionists, but that just mean they’re wasting time fixating on inconsequential details instead of moving on to the next task.” - Jason Fried

Note: This is not a universal rule–some things do need to be perfect (or close)–but it’s an effective principle for shipping an MVP, encouraging iteration, and making progress when you’re stuck.

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