Two quotes arrived this morning that seem to fit together perfectly.  The first is from Seth Godin

How do you know when it’s done?
Of course, it’s not done. It’s never done.
That’s not the right question.
The question is: when is it good enough?

Good enough, for those that seek perfection, is what we call it when it’s sufficient to surpass the standards we’ve set.  Anything beyond good enough is called stalling and a waste of time.
If you don’t like your definition of ‘good enough’, then feel free to change that, but the goal before shipping is merely that. Not perfect.

And the second is from Napoleon Hill …

If you don’t know what you want from life, what do you think you will get?

Often, the reason we waste time perfecting something that doesn’t need perfecting is that we have no clue about what to do next.  And we don’t know what to do next because we don’t know what we want.  And we don’t know what we want because we have not clarified a big goal that puts all the smaller subgoals into perspective.

Have you ever noticed that when you are working on some big project, everything else seems to fall into place and get done almost by itself?  The big project takes care of the little projects and gives you direction along the way.  Especially if you have a deadline.  Tasks that do not move you forward are completed quickly or discarded.  Choices become clearer when progress is imperative.

And that reminds us of …

You don’t have to get it right.  You just have to get it going.

But if you don’t have a clear goal, you won’t know what ‘it’ is or how to get it going.  And if you don’t know what ‘it’ is, you won’t know when it’s finished.

To learn what your ‘it’ is, and how to get it started and finished, read this free report that will help you set your goals.

Bob and Anna Bassett
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