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  • Episode 7

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly

In today’s episode, I talk about the importantance of doing things poorly.


Hello, hello, hello. This is the ADHD for the win podcast. I’m Chris Ferdinandi. Thanks so much for joining me today. I’m talking about why it’s okay to do things poorly. One of the best pieces of ADHD advice that I ever received is that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. And this kind of runs contrary to the anything worth doing is worth doing.

Right. Advice that you often hear. As an ADHD er, sometimes the hardest part is getting started, and we often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do things well, after a lifetime of being told we’re not quite living up to our potential, and if only we tried harder. But, if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.

It’s better to brush your teeth for a minute than not at all. Would a full two minutes be better? Sure, but something is better than nothing, right? Don’t let the idea of perfect stop you from taking a small step in the right direction. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly. That’s it for today. Uh, if you want more tips, tricks, and advice on how to unlock your ADHD superpowers and really thrive as a web developer with ADHD, I send out a short email each weekday.

Head over to ADHDFTW. com. That’s ADHD for the win. To sign up. That’s it for today and I’ll see you next time. Cheers.