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Good Enough

When evaluating work, “Good enough” is an interesting choice, as depending on the context, it could be necessary, an insult, an easy way out, and/or compassionate.

Maybe the project is over-budget and past it’s due date. Good enough lets you ship and move on.

Maybe the work is under par, but you also don’t have the time or resources to get it up to par, and it’s a disappointment but you need to move on.

Perhaps you’re just lazy and don’t want to put in the necessary effort, and are doing the mental juggling to let yourself off the hook of quality.

Or perhaps you’re a perfectionist, who is being unsustainable and obsessing over a project and needs to be told it’s good enough in order to let it go.

Or, maybe it’s a combination of some of the above.

Once again for those in the back, context matters.

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