Cost of Perfection

, a 1-minute piece by Dev Mukherjee Dev Mukherjee

Throughout my professional life I've, one too many times, come across the self-proclaimed perfectionist. Individuals who claim to have vision, a taste for things that in their own minds others are unable to possess. This bias usually arises from an individual pursuing a project blinded by reality, an underestimation of the complexity of what they do not understand.

Achieving anything either costs time or money. You're either capable of doing it yourself or you need to pay someone else to accomplish it for you.

All projects can be infinitely improved upon. The perfectionist's problem surfaces when you have to afford your perceived taste. It’s when you commission another talented person to fashion your idea into reality and its cost exceeds your expectation.

It's then you realise that perfection comes at a cost. Usually a huge cost!

Perfection has to be afforded.

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