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How Not to Get Trapped in the Prison of Perfection

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How Not to Get Trapped in the Prison of Perfection

This may sound familiar: You're working on a project (essay, work project, presentation, portfolio, your health, cleaning up for a guest, launching a new business, etc) that someone is going to view. You want it to be good, like really good! Because first impressions count, right? Not only that, most of us want to please others and deliver good work.

So you work on this project for all the days that you have scheduled to work on it. And then in the day or two before its due, you work extra hours. Perhaps even sacrifice sleep to get in a few more hours of tweaking. ...

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