(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


Part of creating a successful life is to do good work. Doing real good work can be even better. Maybe you’re one of the few who likes to do the very best work.

Wherever you are on the ‘good work’ scale, there comes a time to see that it is done, let it go, release it, ship it, be done with it. Declare — enough!

There are artists who will continue to refine a painting forever, until someone takes it off their easel, declares it done, and encourages them to start another.

The same for a writer and her book, a coder and his website, a lawyer and her legal brief, a chef and his meal, a … you get the idea.

This is not a plea to do ordinary, just-get-by, meets-minimum-requirements work. No. It’s about noticing the point of diminishing return when additional effort yields little value improvement.

A good thing shipped is far more useful than a still-being-perfected-just-a-little-bit-more thing not shipped.

I’m going to stop writing this now. It’s good. Enough!


Coaching Point: What holds you back from shipping, releasing, putting it out there?


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