#106 — The heavy cost of holding back your work
A wise professor once told me, a very long time ago, to always apply the 80/20 rule to most things in life... spend 20% of your time on doing 80% of the job. Eschew perfection!
Inspiring Salman -- this can be one of the hardest things to learn in any creative endeavor. If you don't finish anything you have nothing, and while nothing is perfect, anything is better than nothing, which by that logic implies anything is better than perfection.
Really appreciated the quotes and thoughts shared! such great reminders. By the way, related to the quotes - totally want to recommend the book The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power by Katherine Morgan Schafler. Reading it now and find it so life changing. It is a feminist take on perfectionism and challenging our conventional narratives around it. Also it’s just got a lot of good advice in there from a therapist.
I can’t hear this enough! Thanks for the reminder, Salman