DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT
A POST IN CAPS LOCK
OR EVEN GOOD OR EVEN OKAY
I AM WRITING THIS POST TO ILLUSTRATE THIS POINT
IT IS NOT A GOOD POST AT ALL. IT’S LITERALLY BULLET POINTS AND IMPOSSIBLE TO READ BECAUSE I MADE THE DECISION TO DO IT ALL IN CAPS LOCK.
BUT THAT IS STILL WAY BETTER THAN NOT WRITING AT ALL
THIS IS ALSO HOW I ENDED UP APPROACHING MY SENIOR THESIS AND MY ENTIRE LIFE THIS TERM. THAT IS HOW YOU’RE READING THIS POST.
JUST GET IT DONE RATHER THAN ALLOW MYSELF TO BE PARALYZED.
THE GAME IS TO KEEP PLAYING THE GAME OF COMPLETION.
TAKE SHORTCUTS. TURN IN SHITTY WORK. CONTINUE.
A RANDOM UNRELATED PHOTO BC DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT
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Somehow took me many years of struggling painfully with essays in college to realize I could do this thing where when I got stuck I'd write "[SOMETHING EXPLAINING [HOW THE IDEA WORKS OR WHATEVER], PHRASED TERRIBLY BUT LETS ME KEEP GOING]" then come back to it later.
This is an art piece!
We spend years in school striving for an "A", working to reach 100%, but so often the key to life is getting things 80% done, learn from that experience, and move on.