Perfect vs. Published

Here’s another book I have been devouring: Quitter by Jon Acuff. (Interesting choice, I know, since I am already happily working my dream job, but anyways…)

This book is full of powerful insights, but here’s the one that hit me like a freight train:

90% perfect and published always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head.

If my goal is to improve my teaching through hard work, reflection, and collaboration, then I cannot let perfectionism (of all things!) stand in my way. Don’t get me wrong — I am beyond passionate about high quality, professional work. But it is definitely possible for the endless and unattainable pursuit of perfection to cripple efforts that would otherwise yield significant success. And what a waste that would be…!

So, here goes…!

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