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is anything you do good enough?

What i mean by this, is, are you ever really happy with work you complete? or do you always want to do better?

This came about recently, i designed my mums fabric importing business and i got a magazine feature etc for my work, and even though its much better than ANY other fabric site on the internet, im still not happy... i want to make it better.

Then there is my adult company. My site is easy to use, sells over 3000 products, and everyone ive asked says its good, but im just not happy, i want it to be better.

Then there is the vinyl and tshirts, i justw ant to site to look even better and i dont think im ever going to stop working on them.

Then away from that i paint, yet when i finish a painting i want to do more, i just never know when to stop as im too critical of my own work... is this bit too light, could i add more shading here etc

even when im painting im never happy that the surface is never 100% smooth, i want a perfect finish yet i rearely get the perfection im looking for.

it seems to be more my own personal work that gets me like this... especially things i have a passion for such as art and design.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 21:40:36 (permalink)
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    Sounds like your a perfectionist.

    i dont really create much so tend to have anything to beat myself up about.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 21:44:08 (permalink)
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    Im a bit of a perfectionist. But im not DELUDED , i know when i have achieved something. I always say, if you are not happy with an achievement, then its not yet an achievement and you are simply fooling yourself. We all have different satndards, you set your own, so you have to reach them in everything you do.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 22:28:52 (permalink)
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    You're bound to see new things and opportunities when you're that closely involved in the work.

    It's a good thing, and nothing's ever perfect :)

    Well done on the adult site, 3000 units sold is a great number in a very challenging industry to market successfully in.

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 23:14:31 (permalink)
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    im a little like this,when i was younger it was much worse couldnt get anything right as i wanted it better and better,
    but now i realise i cant make things better by worrying if its not good enough,and i accept more readily when ive done a job or whatever thats it.i cant improve.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 23:17:50 (permalink)
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    I try to do better with each piece of work I do, gradually progressing with certain skills, but I'm happy with all completed work. A master is never born a master.

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/20 23:22:37 (permalink)
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    As i have got older i have felt more content with life,and don't try to push myself to reach unreasonable targets.When i was younger i had more drive but also felt more frustrated.Now i feel happy to accept what i have and not put unnecessary pressure on myself.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 03:22:28 (permalink)
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    Okay, here's my lesson from life..... If you are EVER referred to as a perfectionist, start running and never stop. It is possibly one of the worst curses you could have been borne with as it can absolutely consume you. Perfectionism is debilitating!

    More importantly, people who say they are, actually aren't. They know how to appear to be ones.

    Try with every fibre in your body to just get it done 80% right by your standards. That will probably put your work as 100% in the eyes of most.
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 05:03:26 (permalink)
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    with art, no.
    I was looking over some of my past efforts a while back, and there wasn't a single piece that I didn't think "that bit's poor, very poor. I could have done so much better"
    this is stuff that many people have told me is brilliant.
    what do they know though?

    I stopped the whole art business though, because I was driving myself mental with it. perfection doesn't exist, and the closer you get to it the farther you feel from it.
    heheh, I'm so profound

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 06:40:45 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: onion

    What i mean by this, is, are you ever really happy with work you complete? or do you always want to do better?

    This came about recently, i designed my mums fabric importing business and i got a magazine feature etc for my work, and even though its much better than ANY other fabric site on the internet, im still not happy... i want to make it better.

    Then there is my adult company. My site is easy to use, sells over 3000 products, and everyone ive asked says its good, but im just not happy, i want it to be better.

    Then there is the vinyl and tshirts, i justw ant to site to look even better and i dont think im ever going to stop working on them.

    Then away from that i paint, yet when i finish a painting i want to do more, i just never know when to stop as im too critical of my own work... is this bit too light, could i add more shading here etc

    even when im painting im never happy that the surface is never 100% smooth, i want a perfect finish yet i rearely get the perfection im looking for.

    it seems to be more my own personal work that gets me like this... especially things i have a passion for such as art and design.

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    is anything you do good enough? - May 20 2008 21:25:36


    Yes mate, completely agree with you. I didn't take graphics at college as I never felt my work was tidy enough or good enough to make it (if only I knew computers would replace pencils!). I started kickboxing because, although I was ready for my black sash in kungfu, I felt my fighting was too poor to justify it.

    I look at what others do, thinking, 'I'd never think of doing that, that's so great!' I guess they may have their own faults with what they have done too.

    I find I'm also afraid of failure, I get quite anxious about it. You?
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 06:48:26 (permalink)
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    Im a bit of a perfectionist. But im not dilluded,



    Lol, don`t know why but that made me laugh mate.

    I`m slowly getting used to the `Indian restaurant `style plastering I did in the hall, stairs and landing, but, like most blokes my biggest problem is finishing off the finer detail of things.
    On the whole I`m quite handy with DIY stuff and nearly always happy with the outcome.

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 07:36:08 (permalink)
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    I always question my descisions and judgement...endlessly, does that count?

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 08:33:46 (permalink)
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    i'm never happy, it drives me to better myself

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 14:40:41 (permalink)
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    Oh dear, what the hell was i smoking! Dilluded?! I always do that, if im thinking of something else while typing, i end up creating a whole new word! I do it mid speech at times! The last one was aporange, and yes, we were talking about fruit!

    Its true though, its not really about being a perfectionist. Its more about realising what is worthy of being called an achievement in your own eyes, and what isnt.

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 14:43:54 (permalink)
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    I wouldnt say i am a perfectionist,

    But i can always always always see flaws in my own work (eg. my body, website etc.)

    Learnt to kind of ignore them now, it'll never be perfect, nothing ever is.

    Shut up and squat

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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 14:46:05 (permalink)
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    I think you have to be somewhat of a perfectionist, to stay in bodybuilding long term.

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 19:06:09 (permalink)
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    i analyse most of my efforts with a cost (usually time + £) benefit/performance ratio- if i could spend my time better on something else then i will do, so yes, often my efforts are good enough
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    RE: is anything you do good enough? 2008/05/21 19:23:51 (permalink)
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    no, not like that.
    as others have said i think its more that im a perfectionist.
    I know i can do most things to a good standard given enough time, graphics i did well at, my web design is good, the work i do on cars is good, the art i produce is of a quality that gets sold occasionally. I'd say im hitting any targets i may set.

    However, i always look at the work and think it could be better, even though others say its fine.
    I dont believe im setting myself an unreasonable standard.
    After thinking about this more today i think i see it as a chance to improve myself... im never happy as i always want to learn to do better and achieve an even better result.

    So many of my friends however are happy to just hit the first target.

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    ORIGINAL: onion

    What i mean by this, is, are you ever really happy with work you complete? or do you always want to do better?

    This came about recently, i designed my mums fabric importing business and i got a magazine feature etc for my work, and even though its much better than ANY other fabric site on the internet, im still not happy... i want to make it better.

    Then there is my adult company. My site is easy to use, sells over 3000 products, and everyone ive asked says its good, but im just not happy, i want it to be better.

    Then there is the vinyl and tshirts, i justw ant to site to look even better and i dont think im ever going to stop working on them.

    Then away from that i paint, yet when i finish a painting i want to do more, i just never know when to stop as im too critical of my own work... is this bit too light, could i add more shading here etc

    even when im painting im never happy that the surface is never 100% smooth, i want a perfect finish yet i rearely get the perfection im looking for.

    it seems to be more my own personal work that gets me like this... especially things i have a passion for such as art and design.

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    is anything you do good enough? - May 20 2008 21:25:36


    Yes mate, completely agree with you. I didn't take graphics at college as I never felt my work was tidy enough or good enough to make it (if only I knew computers would replace pencils!). I started kickboxing because, although I was ready for my black sash in kungfu, I felt my fighting was too poor to justify it.

    I look at what others do, thinking, 'I'd never think of doing that, that's so great!' I guess they may have their own faults with what they have done too.

    I find I'm also afraid of failure, I get quite anxious about it. You?

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