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Always do right--this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
-- Mark Twain


Monday, May 13, 1996


One of the chief causes of procrastination is the desire to do something perfectly. Many tasks are never started because we don’t think we have enough time at the moment to do them perfectly.

It would be nice if we could do everything perfectly. And it certainly is important to do your best in any endeavor. However, just because something can’t be done perfectly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t even start it.

Don’t worry about doing something perfectly. The important thing is just to get started and do it. You can always go back later to make changes and revisions. A job done less than perfectly is better than a job that never gets done.

— Ralph Marston

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