Dear Entrepreneur,

Let go of being perfect. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t pursue excellence—my argument is that— be it at work or at home—let go of being perfect. According to Donald Porter, “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect.

They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.”

Perfectionism can cause you to miss deadlines and make many errors by overthinking. Like they said, “Good is for your customers, perfection is for yourself.” Trying so hard to be perfect can be a huge drain on your energy, which can wreck your well-being and productivity—and ultimately, your reputation. Most importantly, it’s physically impossible to be perfect. Try to get the job done properly and not perfectly. Trying to be perfect makes you never finish what you started. Like Michael J. Fox once said, “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.

Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”

With love,