Let me tell you one of the most valuable pieces of advice I’ve heard in my professional and educational career: Ship It.
These wise words and the concept behind them were brought to my attention by Seth Godin. If you have any ambition, creativity, or smarts you’ll subscribe to his blog as I have for the past couple years.
Let me paraphrase the “ship it” concept:
If you put it off, it’ll never get done.
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If you waste your time, all the things you want to accomplish will never get done.
He’s not saying to settle for mediocrity. He’s saying get the bang for your buck, value for money. It’s something I learned at one of my first jobs. You need to balance time (or money) and quality in a way that maximizes both.
The beauty of this idea is that it encourages you to make yourself more valuable and grow your list of accomplishments. This blog was created in response to these words. I’m shipping it.