The Trap of Perfection

David Gibson
Sep 10 · 1 min read
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Time off from work can be beneficial to both the employed and the employer. This is not controversial, but it comes to mind as I was reflecting on my lack of writing. I think one of the factors for me is a tendency to seek perfection.

Of course, perfection is a delusion. There is no such thing, because it has a prerequisite. If you do not know all the elements to achieve full perfection, then it is not possible to achieve.

But still I become wrapt in ridiculous details. Should I write on Medium? Or LinkedIn? Or my own blog? Can I recover or move the writing? Will anyone read it? Pah!

Simply begin.

Again.

And perhaps do it imperfectly, but more often.

Crooked Thinking

Thinking about education, history, and perhaps the odd unrelated topic.

David Gibson

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Working to empower every person on the planet to learn more by connecting tech with education. Reading history. Writing and reflecting on life. Home in Seattle.

Crooked Thinking

The house is crooked. The library is crooked. Perhaps the occupant is crooked. It takes a crooked perspective to think about our journey together.

David Gibson

Written by

Working to empower every person on the planet to learn more by connecting tech with education. Reading history. Writing and reflecting on life. Home in Seattle.

Crooked Thinking

The house is crooked. The library is crooked. Perhaps the occupant is crooked. It takes a crooked perspective to think about our journey together.

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