When Is Quality Not Quality?

Last Update: July 22, 2021

In my last post, I talked about writing quality posts and what that means and requires.

Today, here is a very short update.

Yesterday, I mooted the idea that Quality is best measured based on predefined deliverables and therefore, to be thought of as qualiy a post needs to meet certain requirements.

I.E. Quality means conformance to requirements.

I inadvertently forgot to make a point.

Today I received a timely email from author James Clear which reminded me of the following:

"Finishing projects is part of what it means to deliver high-quality work. It's not high quality if your perfectionism prevents you from finishing." - James Clear

An unpublished post, can't conform to requirements however well researched, well constructed and well written it is. Perfectionism is not required to publish. Publish and improve over time. Something close to quality is better than nothing!

What do you think?

Richard

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philmedia Premium
The majority of people are not very good when they start. This is how we learn.

One person on the platform had written 20 posts but was awaiting the right time to publish them. Unfortunately, my experience is that it won't happen.

This year's posts are a bit better than last year's, and subsequent years will be even better.

Three years of trial and error are nothing if you develop a long-term residual income afterwards?

This is an excellent post.

Phil
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richardgb Premium
Hey Phil
I thank you.
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Richard
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Totally agree Richard!

I have numerous drafts just sitting there which I don't deem to be 'perfect'!

But, perfectionism will never be achieved, ever, if we are unable to finish what we started out to do.

And of course, no one, or nothing is ever perfect!

Enjoy your day my friend!
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richardgb Premium
Me too, Jessie.
It’s a case of “do as I say, not as I do!”
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Richard
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
I can't disagree with you there!:-)
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PeterLove1 Premium
Hi, Richard! I'm going to say that I agree ( at least mostly ) with what { James Clear } is saying; Completion of something coincides with quality. If anything is only "half-" finished then it's somehow lacking in ways . . . whenever something is finished, everything has been said, or touched upon. Well . . . that there may be a bit vague but whenever something is completed or finished and is ready to be shown to the rest of the world, then it's there!
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richardgb Premium
Yes Peter. You’re right. Thank you for your thoughts!
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Richard
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AndyN1 Premium
Hi Richard
Spot on.
This post reminds me of a character in an Ibsen play who was constantly talking about an invention he was working on that was going to revolutionize the world and make them all rich.
Then at one point when pushed into a corner on the subject, he throws his hands up in the air and says - What do you want me to invent anyway -. It is one of those very funny theatrical moments when the audience is let in on a key point of the plot.
So yes, perfection isn't anything if you don't actually do it and push it over the finish line.
Cheers
Andy
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richardgb Premium
Thanks for sharing, Andy
I do like that expression: “push it over the finish line”.
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Richard
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CherryRed20 Premium
Great post, Richard.

Best,
Myra
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richardgb Premium
Thank you, Myra.
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Richard
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