My motto has long been “Done is Better Than Perfect“. I find myself saying it many times to my mentees, and they sometimes ask where it is from.
The quote is dated about 1979, by Anne Mollegen Smith, former Editor-in-Chief of major magazines including Redbook, and Working Woman. “Done is Better Than Perfect” is one of the sayings picked up by Facebook and popularized in a series of posters around 2010. It is sometimes attributed to Sheryl Sandberg, who was about ten when Anne Mollegen Smith first popularized it!
I think I first saw it on a quote-a-day calendar my mother gave me many decades ago. I kept that paper scrap pinned over my desk for many years.
Copyright 2014 Image by Katy Dickinson, plus 25 November 2014 image from Everwise (added 4 Dec 2014)