Productivity Pointer – Are you a perfectionist?

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

– Albert Einstein

When is “good enough”, good enough?

That’s a question that haunts many of us. Perfectionism, while important in brain surgery, can become a roadblock.

One of the best examples of “good enough” is the MP3 audio file format. It delivers less that perfect fidelity, but because of its ability to compress audio files with an acceptable sound quality, an entire industry was born. Witness the growth of iTunes, now the largest distributor of music in the world.

True audiophiles may turn a deaf ear to the quality of an MP3 file, but to the rest of us it’s just fine. If the creators of the MP3 format tried for perfection, we’d still be listening to CDs or even vinyl records.

Where are you striving for perfection where “good enough” is all that’s needed?

Have a great week!

-Bob