Taking Imperfect Action

“Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction”
Harry S. Truman

Taking action can be a difficult step for someone who is prone to perfectionism.

I love learning, and I often want to know everything and be fully certain of each step before I take a single one. And this can hold me back from taking action on my ideas.

I sometimes ask myself, “How do I know when I’m ready?”.

Do you ask yourself the same question?

I think it’s better to take action—even if it’s not perfect—than not to action at all.

I’m practising and getting better at taking imperfect action.

Are you?


  1. Better done than perfect… the motto of new (agile) work

    • That’s one of my favourite mottos, Gaby!


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