Good Enough / Not Good Enough

For a mediocre team, everything is good enough all the time. Dangerous.

For perfectionists, everything is always not good enough. Unbalanced.

You set your standard too low, you have no way to create a great result, product, or service because greatness requires great quality.

You set your standard too high, you have no chance to make any good to the world because your work will never be released.

Is that true?

It can be true or false. The important factor is about consistency though. If you desperately need a great result, you must swap between these two hats wisely.

You and your team must know this work will never finished, and will never be good enough. You and your team must constantly seek improvement. You and your team must be a “quality raiser”.

If it doesn’t provide 100% correctness, your job is to make it 100%. If it is slow, your job is to make it faster. Even though no one tells you to do so.

You and your team must know this is an ongoing work, which means it is still full with errors. You and your team must know that failing in front of the users is not a crime. You and your team must constantly seek real feedback from the real testing.

If it gives you 20% error rate, your job is to stand tall in front of the users and explain why that is. If everyone tells you it is not good enough, you must trust your gut and show it anyway.

Consistency is important because you cannot afford to be perfectionist consistently and vice versa.

To make progress, to move forward, you must balance between “Good Enough” and “Not Good Enough”.

Thinking and writing are the things I like. Sharing is what I love. Because of them, I write everyday to share stories from my thoughts and experiences, from the future I see and believe in. Everything I use to build Inthentic a better home. A home of people who want to do good things and give back. A home that is a small starting point of changes for a better society. I am proud of what I am doing. And even prouder to know that I am not doing it alone.

Thanks for reading. :-)