There is a constant struggle between getting stuff done and getting stuff perfect.
You may have some grand visions of your book, your business plan, your invention idea being the picture of perfection.
The trouble with this plan is it’s a myth.
There is no such thing as perfect.
Even after you’ve worked, edited, re-written, revised, and made it “mistake-free” – there is no true perfection.
As you grow and develop your ideas of perfection grow and develop as well.
Here’s the secret: Perfection is impossible because it’s a moving target.
So forget being perfect.
Work to get done.
The constant advice I heard in graduate school: A good dissertation is a done dissertation.
What is it that you’re working on right now that you’ve avoided finishing?
You won’t reach perfect. You can’t reach it.
So don’t worry about getting everything right. Your best work is ahead of you, but you have to get it done first.