Pointless Perfection is to know” When to Stop”. When to stop, and put the product out whether it be a piece of software, a product line you’re putting out, an article you’re writing, a video vlog which are doing, it comes the point where you have to just cut it off.
A good advice would be “at some point you just gotta let it go.” You know you could keep tweaking and tweaking and tweaking and tweaking and it could go on forever. So at some point you just going to accept where it is and let it go, because a lot of times your perceptions about whether something is just right or not is very emotional you could change from day to day hour to hour. So you got to use the good enough principle meaning you got to take the product to the point where it’s just good enough it looks pro as sharp it gets the job done and just get it out just get it out into the marketplace.
Because you’ll find a lot of times that what you perceive as being great and so forth may not be perceived as being great by the general public and or things that you thought weren’t so great a lot of people think are great. I can think of many examples in music where the artists thought that this song would be the hit and turn out to be this song it was the hit and in fact I’ve heard more than one very big big artist big musician say some of hating rather some of their most popular songs literally I hate that song with it how so well so you never don’t so you just got to get it to a two level of professionalism if you will if you’re writing software a building website you’re designing design labels you just got to get it out there so it’s pretty good it’s at a professional level if you will and let just let the chips fall. Let the market decide whether or not it is really good.
The last point is that even if you have the perfect label the perfect looking website, it doesn’t really guarantee whether or not your product or your service will sell. The website and lay bow and the imagery and the message and all this kind of stuff helps and can drive it but at the end of the day the product is not good or the market is not ready for the product no matter how much average put into marketing or tweaking on the Web UI, on the marketing message or the videos it isn’t it out at the end of the day the product has to appeal to the audience.
From a programmers point of view you can think of that, these days computers are so powerful, programming languages and API’s and frameworks are so refining these days relative to just 10 years ago that all these elements combine the need for code optimization for ninety-nine percent of applications is not really better because things are just so fast so even if you have sloppy code it will probably run pretty good you know it will probably run pretty good. That doesn’t mean write sloppy code, but don’t get obsessed by it. Because you can always go back to your code if the app starts growing and if you get lucky and your app starts really growing and you’re starting to see a performance hit you can always go back and refactor aspects of the code base that are slowing it down or you can just put more hardware on it etc.
So that’s it pointless perfection don’t get yourself caught up in it.
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