I needed to give myself permission to suck in order to get better. When I did, it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Shortly after that experience, I hit “publish.”
It may seem like this is in direct conflict with what I posted yesterday but I’m not sure you should see it that way.
I see this more along the lines of allowing yourself to learn to walk before trying to run. With any endeavor, you can strive for quality, but you can’t let a never ending pursuit of perfection prevent you from taking the next step. In the case of what I hope to share on the Patagonia Dad blog, I want the content I deliver to be interesting, quality, and contribute to your life in some way.
However, I can’t do that if I don’t give myself permission to suck every now and then.
How does the saying go?
- “Perfection is the enemy of progress.” –unknown
- “The best is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire
- “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” — Confucius