Inside Out

Notes on seeking wisdom and crafting software

Will I ever be as good

I came across a little cartoon on perfectionism today morning 1. It struck the right chord.

Will I ever be as good

I plead guilty to the numerous times I never created the actual product because I got stuck with the unit test framework. And the tens of times when I start searching for clean architecture for language X and framework Y.

There’s definitely a sense of pride in doing things right. It took a while to unlearn that. There’s even more joy in just doing it and then iterating to make it the best. Don’t let that perfectionist daemon usurp the rare moments of creativity.

No one will care how you built it if you never actually build it.

Will I ever be as good as the old masters? For sure, I’m the best me so far and I’ll practice to be better 😄

Footnotes

  1. https://www.tumblr.com/sephko/101169169543/old-masters-follow-me-in-facebook

    via Jakob’s post.