- A great place to start
I was watching the Netflix series Firely Lane and I heard one of the characters say: « This is a great place to start, not to end up. » This made me think about perfectionism and visualisation. There is a difference between wanting everything to be perfect and visualising the ideal result. What’s important is to have a vision that does not prevent you from making progress and deliver regularly. How many times do I hear content creators talk about how the least promising content they shared ended up being the most liked by their audience.
- Sharing the unfinished
In the same spirit as the previous highlight Tim Casasola elaborates on the idea of sharing unfinished work. I agree with Tim, there is so much more opportunities to grow and learn when you share early on in the process. But what makes it so difficult for us to share unfinished work? As Tim explains: « My longing to be seen as valuable makes my work less valuable. ». We pay so much attention on how we will be seen that we end up creating situations where we can’t express our full potential.
- The excuse of perfectionism
I don’t believe perfectionism is a disguised strength to the question: « what’s your biggest weakness? ». Having more experience with work and side projects I feel like there is nothing virtuous in being a perfectionist. But, it does not mean perfectionists don’t have related strengths.
2021, week 11
— Tully Hart said:
— Tim Casasola wrote:
The core idea is to shift your default from sharing finished work to sharing unfinished work, back-of-the-napkin ideas, and lessons you learn on the way.