Edwin Klesman

Thanks @matthewmcfarlane4, for your book review of Four Thousands Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman.

The insights that you've written out aren't new, but always good to read over and over as a reminder to be thoughtful of reaching perfection VS investing time.

I first noticed this insight while doing my job - being a software engineer - and working on products for others and trying to create my own viable products.

By trying to create a "perfect" product upfront, I would take too long to (and probable never) ship it.

Added to that, I would miss out on gaining real user feedback, which is the most valuable input that can help to guide a creator to make better (iterated) versions of their product.

The same applies to life in general: by trying to reach "perfection" or "doing it all" we trade in time & quality of the things we are longing for in order to reach that utopia scenario that will only exist in our minds.

It feels counterintuitive to get "more out of life" by doing less (or doing things "less than perfect") but the reality is that you will be able to enjoy more of what life has to offer and with a higher sense of fulfilment.

I'm just a 40-year-old going through life, so understand I'm still learning and improving on this myself.

Fun fact: I wasn't completely happy with the writing of this comment, but I decided I wanted to move on to achieve other things and send this out as it was "good enough" to share and be of value.

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