Every day we do things. Some things we do, because we believe they're the right thing to do. We're convinced, that doing them will lead to something better.
Other things we do, because we have to. We're not convinced they will move the needle but we do them anyway, because we're expected to. So we do it, we tick the box. And it shows.
When you tick the box, what you've done isn't crisp. The code is sloppy, the picture is misaligned, the colors don't match, the type is off, there are typos all over. When you look at something that's a product of a ticked box, you can immediately see that.
Don't get me wrong, it doesn't need to be perfect. Good is good enough, as long as you believe that what you're doing will make a difference.
Don't tick the box. Do things you believe in instead. Maybe what you've been asked to do is worth doing after all and you just don't see the full picture yet.
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