We all set goals. Did you set the right ones?
Designing a lovely new interface: is the goal a lovely new interface – something never seen before so you can impress yourself – or is the goal to support those who will use it toward their goals?
December 1 2019
…And it never will be.
The work you care about is not perfect, but the fact you wish it were is part of why you’re the right person for the job. There are many out there who settle for mediocrity, not you.
The relationships you care about are not perfect, but the fact you wish they were are part of why they’re blessed to have you. There are many who would bail at the first sign of trouble, not you.
The causes you care about are not perfect, but the fact you wish they were – to make them in effect ‘redundant’ – is part of why they need you. There are many who would prefer to milk the process instead of solving the problem, not you.
If you can see it’s not perfect, but still have the courage to press Publish while you strive for the next level of excellence, the marketplace and the world is blessed to have you. Remember that.