You can keep polishing something, hoping for yet greater levels of shine.

Perfection, even if it were attainable, would only last a brief moment until someone or something else out-perfected it.

Imperfect is actually what makes anything special, special.

Concentrate on doing something that is new, not merely putting a different coat of paint on somebody else’s work or what you did before. Make something that will stand out, but don’t take forever, just ship it, get it out there to the world.

After all the best way to learn is to try, and try, and try, and try again. Making your creation better each time.

Practice makes better not perfect.

Ship not shine, it will give you the edge on the people who feel the need to polish instead of creating.

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Published by Philip Dodson