A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. - General George S. Patton
All boats leak. There's always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch.
The question isn't, "is this perfect?" The question is, "will this get me there?"
Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey. As my old college professor used to say, “We major on the minors.”
More often, we're so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere or get something done.
Our egos dictate that all the passengers are as concerned with the minutiae of the situation as we are when, really, the passenger just wants results.
Our system designs assume (unless you are an engineer) that you don't need or want to know all the "guzzintas and guzzoutas" (this wire guzzinta there and this cable guzzouta there). You just want to know that the boat, or the system, will get you where you want to go. That’s why we make even the most complex system so simple to operate. The goal is one touch operation. The destination is your perfect satisfaction.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
- Yogi Berra
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