Doing Things Poorly
<![CDATA[I’m a perfectionist. I come by it honestly. When I was in high school my dad tore out and replaced the tile in our front hall four times until he got it just right. So when I decided to start a college advising blog, I wanted it to be perfect. My new website sat here for three weeks because I wanted everything on the site updated before I began. But yesterday I heard something that got me to stop obsessing over all the details and just start. I heard Adam Urbanski, CEO of The Marketing Mentors speak and his message was, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing poorly to start with!” Doing things poorly! What? This was not the advice I expected. But the more I think about it, the more logical it seems. I frequently advise my students to just start writing their college admissions essays; we can edit them later. I urge students to just get started studying SAT questions and vocabulary. They don’t need to be perfect, just better than they were before. So, I guess it was time to follow my own advice. Here it is, my College Prep blog! This site is nowhere near perfect. I’m not sure what my next blog will be or when I will post it. But I’m getting started. And even if this first step is in the wrong direction at least I’m moving and will be able to course-correct as I go. (Thank you to Michelle Scism and Adam Urbanski for giving me the push I needed to get started!)]]>
Paul B. Taubman, II
Awesome job with your inaugural blog post! Looks like you started off NOT doing something poorly! Great job!
Looking forward to reading more in the future!