Stakeholders Don’t Expect You To Be Perfect

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We all strive for perfection. I think every one of us can remember spending hours in ideation, thinking of every “what if” scenario, focusing on the smallest and most trivial of things.

But trying to achieve perfection isn’t in anyone’s best interest—not your stakeholders’, not yours.

Real progress comes with consistent effort—perfect or not—that helps your stakeholders with the problems they face.

Remember, perfect is the enemy of done. Your stakeholders don’t expect you to be perfect in your outreach; they expect you to help solve problems. Bringing value on a consistent basis is much more effective than aiming for perfection—and consequently getting nothing done.