Done Well Now Beats Done Perfectly Later.

This morning I mentioned the stressful nature of accumulating small problems. Procrastination is a big factor in most of that. So, some thoughts on procrastination.

The philosophical part

“Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment” Nicholas N. Taleb

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” Victor Kiam

“Procrastination is merely a means of ensuring all possible relevant research in the history of knowledge has been included” Devin C Foster

The practical part

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” Hunter S. Thompson

“The cost of procrastination is generally far greater than the cost of making mistakes.” Robert Ringer

” Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder” Mason Cooly

A course of action

“Whatever actions you take, keep in mind that over the course of life, you will fail far more from timidity, procrastination, and carefulness than you will from just stepping up to the plate and, as we say in Australia, giving it a bloody go!” Margie Warrell, in  Find Your Courage!

You might want to study a little of the material that is a syndrome. An article from Forbes – Perfection, Procrastination, Paralysis.

If you obsess over perfection, you will always be stressed. You defeat it by giving yourself permission to do excellent but nonetheless imperfect work – NOW.

If it needs to be perfected you will already have learned something. Acting on an early draft can often move a project forward better than waiting for perfection. It also lets you make many more steps in a given time. Excellent now beats perfect later.

From Forbes 

1. Prioritize your energy.

2. Let just one thing be good enough.

3. Take the next best step.

As a basketball coach used to say, “Let’s get after it.”

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