Question: How do you know when it’s good enough?


September 16, 2014

We can justify just about anything, can’t we? It’s a stand-in for lack of patience or a tired imagination or a distracted agenda. It’s good enough, right? Maybe. Sometimes.

Whenever you’re ready to sign off but you have even the slightest doubt — you know, that visceral nudge that can be easily ignored — pay attention. If you can wait an hour or a day until you’re more refreshed, revisit it later. You’ll know what needs fixing, and you’ll have the energy to do it.

If time is not on your side, find your reserve forces by asking yourself if finishing now will bother you later. Will someone else point it out what you instinctively knew could have been better? Will you be relieved that you summoned the extra effort?

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