“Done is better than good.”
This phrase keeps coming up in nearly every aspect of my life.
I’m so busy at work lately I sometimes can’t even think straight — and yet I’m a perfectionist, so I have a hard time pushing things through unless they are perfect. It’s a huge problem for me, and I was pretty much forced to deal with it straight on when a story deadline bumped right up against my vacation. I was not happy with it and had to send it out. It wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t great. There wasn’t a great angle. I never thought of a good lead. It just was.
It’s not surprising that I’m having the same problem with other less important but equally meaningful parts of my life, like writing and blogging. I think of post ideas all the time and sometimes even begin to write them, but then I get caught up in how I have no time to take the pictures I need or create the graphics I want. Everything needs a graphic, right? The perfect header. A pin-able image. The perfect post optimized for sharing.
Well, this isn’t it. And that may be the new norm for me.
Not having time/not being willing to make the time for that has been keeping me from blogging when really the real reason I want to blog is to write and share stories or information. So from now on I’m going to worry first about writing when I want to and getting things done. Not every post is going to be perfectly packaged or have a Pinterest-ready graphic. Heck, a lot may not even have photos.
And that’s okay.
Because done is better than good.