We are not all doctors or bridge builders

Perfect is good enough?

photo by:Robin Danehav

I asked my father if he could repair a broken foot on an old wooden toy chest so I could use it as a coffee table. What I thought was going to be a bit of glue and a couple of clamps turned out to be a three-day antique analysis and repair class.

I have known for some time that my father comes from a generation where, “good enough” never existed. It’s a quality that I admire. Yet I question it’s over arching usefulness.   Don’t get me wrong. If a doctor is going to set a bone, I want to make sure that “good enough” isn’t the mantra.  I’m still convinced though, that there is a place for “good enough” in our world.  We are not all doctors or bridge builders. In most cases a mistake in our work or thought process doesn’t have dire long-term consequences.  We can fix modify and improve.

Simply put, there is room to be wrong. When you release something (a blog, a lesson plan, a business idea) in a “good enough” state, while holding a beta mindset there is less ego attached to it. In the process you may discover that your idea sucked to begin with or you may end up with a vastly superior result.  Either way, you’ll be far ahead of trying to convince everyone it was the finished product.

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