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A typographic overview, showing the words “Done” and “Perfect” with strikethrough and the words “Perfectly done” underlined.
A typographic overview, showing the words “Done” and “Perfect” with strikethrough and the words “Perfectly done” underlined.

The problem is in the phrase itself. The two parts are different (not opposite, just different) so it’s quite misleading to compare them. Done is a state. It’s when we achieve its pre-agreed definition. Perfect is an evaluation, an empyreal goal with high polysemy. If we put them in a Venn diagram, the intersection should be Utopia.

A Venn diagram, for the words Done and Perfect, where the intersection is the word Utopia.
A Venn diagram, for the words Done and Perfect, where the intersection is the word Utopia.

If you aim only for perfection then, the moment you’ll reach it, you’ll find yourself in front of a tsunami of new ideas and potential iterations that will make your work even better. …

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