man person would do nothing if s/he waited
until s/he could do it so well that no one could
- John Henry Newman
(the edits to make this apply to everyone are mine)
Many thanks to Brandie Kajino for this awesome quote on perfectionism. This is something I have made great strides in overcoming. Writing this blog has helped me tremendously with it as I have dared to post things that I've only reviewed a couple times before posting live. It hurts deep in my stomach every time I go back to an old post or look at the Free e-book I posted and see a typo. But I put it out there anyway and just keep fixing things as I see them or when I have time. I still fear that putting out writing with typos might hurt my reputation for doing high quality work but I also keep telling myself this: If I wait till I get it perfect, I'll never get it done. Better to err and help people who don't care if there are typos in it, than to be perfect and never help anyone.
How to Avoid Perfectionism without Becoming Careless or Sloppy From the Goals to Action blog by Roger Constandse