Better Done than Perfect.*
Never, never, never slop through a job. Do not abuse your audience or be-little them by thinking so little of them. Do your best work. The concept of “Done is better than Perfect” is a reward for people who can Finish a Thing. Never miss a deadline. It is a promise. It is your Word.
Live by your Word.
Or wither on the vine when you do not keep your Word.
* Perfection is over-rated. It’s the result of some sort of operant conditioning that turns good-natured admonishment, “do your best”, into an unattainable expectation. As such one’s performance is judged by an external jury with a subjective set of principles that as likely as not as an outcome to be like a death sentence placed upon the poor sot who “attempted to do the work but missed the mark”.
The root cause of this over-rating of Perfection is even perhaps the Poor Training of teachers to expect perfection of others and to try to enforce it as a matter of Will on others whilst incapable in the first place of their own perfection.
Given all types of “behavioral objectives” and “performance metrics” in myriad volumes of ‘how-to-teach’ books perfection is still a brick savagely applied to the temple of creative individuals’ skulls.
Perfection is a Set up to Fail, or worse to never Begin, or worse even yet, to never Finish anything.