Do It Badly

I waste a lot of time thinking about what to do and how to do something, instead of actually doing “it”.

I think I’ve found a workaround for this.

Do it badly.

I started noticing this since I started my youtube channel.

I think it took me like a year thinking about starting a youtube channel before actually starting it.

And then I would do the same thing with new videos on the channel. Trying out a different format, or a different way of editing – I would think a lot about it before doing it.

So there is a pattern clearly.

My solution now is to do things badly at first. This is something that I borrowed from a software engineering practice, do what makes stuff work, and then make it pretty afterward.

If I want to try something new, there is no way for me to know how to do it. So I set out to gather information on how to do it, and I get caught up in the gathering information phase.

Instead, tackle the end result that I want directly. And do it badly. And learn on the go. With the least amount of effort and quickly. Quick is the keyword.

And you do that enough times, the product gets better and better in quality.


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