Done is better than perfect!
“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
British historian Cyril Northcote Parkinson realized that, despite having less and less paperwork in the British Colonial Office, the number of employees increased each year by more than 5%.
As a result of his study, a book titled Parkinson’s Law (of which the famous sentence is extracted) was published in 1957.
If you have a month to finish a project, it’ll be done in a month, although it could be also be done in two weeks.
This also happens to you on the tasks you have to do every day—you adjust yourself to the timelines you’ve set.
Then not only procrastination but also perfectionism might start setting in.
How to solve it?
-Realisticly- Limiting your time will force you to focus on what’s important and help you to get straight to the point.
And just remember:
Done is better than perfect and 80% is good enough!