Just fucking do it, you moron!

I always thought about myself as a perfectionist, and I always believed that’s a good thing. Something that everybody should be. But after so many years, I’ve realized perfectionism is not that good. It’s actually a flaw. A big serious one.

By definition, a perfectionist is not someone who can deliver perfect stuff. The person just happens to believe he should. But in most cases he’s far from it, and in the end he doesn’t do nothing. The idea of putting something far from perfection paralyses him, and he end up being useless.

I know it because I’m the moron on the title. I’m always obsessing about irrelevant details, and always trying to achieve an impossible level of quality. This is a complete waste of time. The people who actually create something just do it in the best way they can, and then they work from there. It doesn’t need to be perfect from the start.

So if you’re like me, stop trying to be perfect. You’re not. Nobody is. It’s an exercise of futileness. “just good” is a very solid starting point. Even “bad” is better than nothing. Hell, I’ll take “crap” over “nothing” every single time. As Bart Simpson would say: at least you’ve tried. And that’s much better than hiding behind perfectionism.