Give up on perfect

I used to think perfect was a thing. Something to strive for. Something to go after. But with any type of creative work, it isn’t the end that’s why you do it, but the beginning and middle, the climax and conclusion. It’s the journey, as they say. And striving for perfect is not only missing the point, it can be harmful to the work you do. When you’re in it—the thinking, the making, the trying, the failing—thinking about a perfect end result gums up the works. It gets in the way. It misleads you. For creation’s sake, we must stop doing this. We need to give up on perfect and just make, make, make and try, try, try. Get rid of perfect, have more fun, and make better stuff. It’s that simple.