Perfectionism is the enemy of consistency

I sometimes spend hours on one article — take forever to think about the headline, use the headline apps to get a perfect score, research, and read everything on that topic, edit the article multiple times, and basically take forever to publish it.

To be honest, despite all that, it is far from perfect in my eyes.

It will never be. And maybe it need not be — as long as I just get it out of my system, it should be fine.

The opportunity cost of getting everything right is too high while the benefit — too little. Consistency, on the contrary, has a big pay-off. It demands little effort in the beginning, but the algorithm, the system, and the society reward you handsomely for showing up. They know you are in it for the long term. So the little mistakes you make don’t matter as long as you keep improving.

Thinker, self-experimenter, and a newbie writer. I write about personal growth, socio-political issues, and career advice.

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