The Permission to Suck

I needed to give myself permission to suck in order to get better. When I did, it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Shortly after that experience, I hit “publish.”

It may seem like this is in direct conflict with what I posted yesterday but I’m not sure you should see it that way.

I see this more along the lines of allowing yourself to learn to walk before trying to run. With any endeavor, you can strive for quality, but you can’t let a never ending pursuit of perfection prevent you from taking the next step. In the case of what I hope to share on the Patagonia Dad blog, I want the content I deliver to be interesting, quality, and contribute to your life in some way.

However, I can’t do that if I don’t give myself permission to suck every now and then.

How does the saying go?

  • “Perfection is the enemy of progress.” –unknown
  • “The best is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire
  • “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” — Confucius

Permission to suck – The Writing Cooperative

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