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Perfection and Inaction

A powerful lesson I learned from my mentors during my corporate years was to not let the pursuit of perfection lead to inaction. As the phrase goes - “imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”

It has served me tremendously well in these initial years of working for myself and exploring my creative inclinations. As someone who values attention to detail and deep work, it has helped me to watch out for when this leads to inaction. When the need to do something “the right way” or at the “right time” results in it “being not done at all.

Writing more about style has been one of the ways I have been able to apply this wisdom successfully in recent times. Having gained momentum on that track, I am eager to apply it to my music (and poetry!)

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