I am a slacker who uses being busy as an acceptable excuse. And knowing that I do this, I still stand by it.
What do I feel I have been slacking on? Everything. My writing, blogging, my summer reading lists…all of those things I have fallen behind on. And why? Because I have been busy. Busy with work, busy with taking steps towards applying to grad schools, busy with family, and busy with a dying laptop. At the end of the day with dealing with all this business, I beat myself up over the fact that I did not make time to pay attention to other things.
The truth is, I do the best I can at any given time which often means things will not get accomplished in the order or time frame I initially set out in my mind at the beginning. Depending on the particular thing, it won’t get done a few months later than I originally thought it would. What keeps me from becoming an insomniac is the following saying: done is better than perfect.
Done is better than perfect. I first heard the phrase while reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and I have since adopted it as my own mantra. Because at the end of the day, done really is better than perfect.