ANNA PENG

The Perfect Rule

We don’t need to look for perfection, but that doesn’t mean putting out unthoughtful work.

Looking for perfection is a cheap way out to never get things done, because everybody knows that nothing is ever perfect.

Instead we can look at the minimum. What’s the lowest bar we need to pass to get the point across?

Where’s the passing point where your audience will understand and connect to?

What’s the story you’re telling and what parts does it need to be told?

Letting go of perfect frees us up from the parts we care about, and instead puts the attention back into what needs to be told.


Change

There’s far too many things happening to know what lies ahead.

It’s entirely possible we’ll be in a different place within a few months. 

With that said, it’s also okay if you don’t know what your future is going to look like. We’re all unsure.

What will be certain though, is that your creativity, empathy, and human ability to adapt will be something we’ll need to lead a way onwards.


Reference Points

After spending 4 or 5 years in a specific educational institution surrounded by specific people with similar interests, we’ve created mental reference points for ourselves. That is, if we haven’t reached certain milestones like landing an internship at a major tech firm, moving out of our parent’s homes, marriage, getting a “real job”, doing freelance work for major clients, moving onto higher level education (and the list goes on), then we feel misplaced or left behind.

Sometimes what we need is a reminder that there’s much more on offer than what our peers, family members, or colleagues are doing.

What we see is such a small, narrow tangent of reality. 

We’d be robbing ourselves of all the chances we could take to move onwards if we choose to fixate on such a thin string of the world.  

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