Done is Better than Perfect


There are lots of reasons I haven't been posting any content lately. Most of them, admittedly, are excuses.

I get in a vicious cycle of telling myself it's because I'm focusing on myself, and not succumbing to the pressures of posting content so as to not promote hustle culture and practice what I preach if I'm feeling tired. The reality is also that I've lost the mental muscle to push through content to completion.

I've not lost the drive, what I've lost is the focus. I've got so many thoughts and ideas that I want to take to fruition, but instead of capitlizing on one I feel like if I can't do it all, I'll do none of it.

My ratio of consumption versus creation is way off. I've succumbed to the machine of content created for me instead of making things that I want to make the world a better place.

In the past few months I've transitioned roles at work that has become more fulfilling but also made me more busy. It has posed a new challenge in creating boundaries to ensure that my work-life blend is still the way I want it to be. It's still very much a work in progress, and it's clear that understanding the energy that I have left must be allotted carefully based on my priorities.

So for this last period of the year and as I prepare for 2020, I'm working on a personal strategic plan. First, I'm working on my personal mission and vision. Then, I'll develop the pillars of objectives to work towards the vision. And finally, the actionable steps to get there.

I'm also focusing on finishing thoughts and strengthening the mental muscles for creating again. I'm reminding myself that part of writing for me is to help me process. If there's a thought that I can't quite express, that's exactly what I need to share so others have a safe place to realize they're not alone.

We are all a work in progress, and done is better than perfect.


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