Perfection is unattainable. No matter how much we try we will always fall short of perfection. It’s our nature. (Romans 3:23)
The trick for posting perfect posts is not to post perfect posts. Simple.
Do you strive for perfection? I do.
My wife always wants me to post articles that are perfectly written. She wants me to cross all my eyes and dot all my teas — the write spelling wood be nice two.
But sometimes I just want to publish a thought as quickly as possible – before I forget.
I am forgetful. I blame it on being so darn busy. But, it could be my age rearing its ugly head.
So, for the sake of speed and relevance, it (the article or post) must be actualized as soon as possible. Darn the torpedoes disguised as minor grammatical errors.
I hope you understand. I am human.
According to Seth Godin, to be successful one must “deliver, and often.” You can’t be a perfectionist and forget to deliver your product.
I suffer from perfectionism. I often fall short on delivery.
All this to say, I promise to post, email, write content and “deliver” value to you even if it is not absolute perfection. If you find a misspelled word, or misplaced comma, or vague sentence in my writings, let me know. With today’s technology, errors can be corrected very quickly.
My irrational fear is that you will see a blemish in the content you are reading and decide, “I am not doing business with someone who is illiterate.”
Instead, I trust that you bring these unintended faults to my attention. I also ask that you judge the product by the value it brings to you.
I would rather concentrate on delivering incredible value to you. Do you agree?
Leave me a comment below and tell me about a time when you were paralyzed waiting for perfection before you “delivered.” Also tell me if it ever stopped you from doing business with someone because of their grammatical errors.
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Thanks, Juan…you make a really good point. Happy new year to you and yours!
Happy New Year Juan, If you can put up with all my Dumb computer question over the years. Your letters will always be perfect to me. Thank you for all your help. Hope 2014 is the best year ever.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas…and that the New Year of 2014 (Have to start practicing writing that) will everything that you hope for. I am enjoying your posts. Thank you.
Thanks Juan, for helping me understand why I rarely post or blog. May you, Joyce and Alex have a great 2014. Keep up the great work, Randy
Thanks Juan for all your help over the past year. Have a Happy New Year!
Me thinks it is time for a tune up, Will see you after the 2nd.
Happy New Year Juan!
I am looking forward to working with you, I don’t know much about computers, so I will greatly appreciate your help. I am visualy impaired so it makes it hard.
Thanks for understanding.
AMEN to alll of the above attempts! Wee will all keep trying….!
The only thing that rivals my own “perfectionist paralysis” is my crippling “concrete-sequential” learning style. (as you well know :-[ ) Bless you for putting up with it!
I was told if I want to blog, unless I committed to at least posting TWICE a week, I’d never get a following. But I also share a sense that it has to be done right or not at all. Yet, I kept my commitment to twice a week throughout 2013. And it did make a difference in readership. So perhaps THREE a week in 2014? Don’t think so. Happy New Year–and thanks for all you do.
I am following a course on blogging. Frequency is not as important as promotion. We should talk. -Juan
Thanks for your help throughout the year, Juan. A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.
Paul & Deb
Juan you have been so helpful, patient, and understanding in helping me. Believe me when I tell you you have been a blessing and comfort. Hope you enjoy your brief respite from work and that 2014 is a wonderful year for you and yours.
Happy New Year. Wish I had read this before I sent you that dorky email!. 🙂
Thanx Juan-well put. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂
The only thing that beats perfectionism in my life is deadlines! 🙂
Have a very happy and prosperous New Year!