Is it ever good enough?

The product pre-launch pendulum swings

Over the last four months, I have been working on a side project on nights and weekends. For a while is was all fun and games. Everything was alright until the realization that the speculative launch date I’d set for myself was way closer than anticipated. Suddenly, the tide has changed. The project no longer feels like a gimmick and seems to have taken on a life of its own. It demands time and focus. It in now a seemingly worthwhile self-placed challenge.

As it turns out, either through foresight or self-awareness, I knew that a time might come when I’d hesitate to launch. It can be hard to fight the feeling that something you’re working is just not good enough. I veer between delight and despair. Sometimes, I think to myself, this is alright. Other times, I obsess over what might go wrong or does not work.

I did not realize that past failures have altered me but this way. I now seek perfection as much as I seek to do. I no longer try. I want to get things done. I’m encouraged by an intrinsic drive to get this out in the world. I want to launch this product. The questions lingers regardless. Is it ever good enough?