Desperately seeking perfection

It was pointed out to me that one of the sentences in my last post ran on for too long and that I had also used the words ‘as well’ in two consecutive sentences. This is true. Slightly clumsy writing if not actually wrong. To be honest I was a bit worried about publishing that last post as I was convinced it would contain a major error and I would end up looking like a fool. I double checked it before I posted, added a few words (unnecessarily as it happens) and hit the publish button hoping like mad that it would be ok. Never mind. One can only try.

I still think that it’s important to make an effort to organise your thoughts. The opposite of laziness is not perfection, it’s effort, and it applies to everything you do. You should be striving to do the best you can in the time you have available. You can’t wordsmith every single sentence until it’s perfect or you would never get any work done, but you can make an effort to unjumble the content once it’s on the page.

I read a lovely quote by Guy Kawasaki which goes like this…

“While brevity may not be the cause of elegance, longwindedness certainly prevents it.”

So I think I will end there.

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