It happens to the best of us. We're fixated on a project, wanting to give it our best. But it's infringing upon a valuable commodity - our time. After all, we're the DIY'ers of the business world. The ones wearing multiple hats; one minute the receptionist - the next, the CFO. And because of that, every day is an exercise in time management.
A mentor once shared this phrase with me:
"Done is better than perfect."
He was right. How many times in business (and in life) do we hesitate or linger on a project or idea, thinking we have to get it just right before we can roll it out? Pretty soon, that project becomes the grown-up version of kick the can.
Take this blog post for instance. I created a schedule of blog posts, researched the best web host, dabbled with the graphics, and contemplated on a launch date. Then I remembered my mentor's advice.
So here's to those of you who strive for perfection but are learning that completion is not only ok, but sometimes it's even better because of the momentum you pick up along the way. I hope this post and the ones that follow will help you on your journey to wherever it is you'd like to go with your small business. And remember that along the way, if the path doesn't look quite like you had envisioned...
Done is better than perfect.