Play big! Set lofty goals! Never compromise!
The Twitterverse is ablaze with voices encouraging us to do what we do bigger and better. Sometimes I’m one of those voices. Other times I appreciate, and even need, to be pushed to think and act beyond what I perceive I am capable of.
But there is a flipside.
There’s an implication that what you’re doing is not enough; that you, your ideas, and their execution are small. Lacking. The fix? You must think/do bigger! Go big or go home.
Well, the trouble is, some people go home. Paralyzed by the two options, Big or Home, they choose Home.
What if I can’t make it to Big? If I don’t, then I’ll fail.
Here’s the thing: Big doesn’t stand a chance if you’re not willing to start with Good. The thing you’re passionate about? Do it Well, and expand to Big. But do it.
I don’t champion mediocrity, but sometimes Good is good enough. Or at least a good start.
Sometimes it’s ok buy the table at IKEA instead of making it out of an old door.
Sometimes it’s ok to buy the cookies instead of baking them from scratch.
Sometimes it’s ok to put in a day of good work instead of exceptional work.