“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Doing your best is a solid idea, but it can be stressful for over-achievers. Here’s my twist on this quote: get into the mindset of always providing quality work – not PERFECT work – but good, solid, high-quality work. Set your own standards of quality and maintain them. It simply isn’t a good, long-term strategy to constantly be in paralysis, wanting everything you produce to be 100% perfect. Don’t get exasperated and jump to the other end of the quality spectrum, because you are a professional, after all. Just come away from the perfectionist ledge and finish your projects at a comfortable distance from it.
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