Perfection is a Myth

Perfection is a Myth

Mobile applications are blooming from every which corner! There are over 4.2M apps available in the App Store, and Google Play combined making it crucial to get your MVP into the hands of users. Don’t waste precious time running through what features users might want – leave your app insecurity at the door and get your core product to market.

Perfection is a myth. It is the enemy of progress. In the tech world, there is no such thing as perfect. Even the best of the best, launch products that aren’t quite perfect. Bugs are inevitable, features will be left out, and it just might be embarrassing to release your MVP.

If it’s not broken, iterate! If there is no true reason stopping you from launching, aside from your own insecurities, then get that thing out there! One of our favorite quotes by Reid Hoffman says it all:

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.

Spending endless time perfecting your product will crush you. Let it go. There is a clear line between ready and perfect. If you can successfully solve the problem users are facing, people will live with missing features or bugs.

Have you ever worked with a perfectionist? How productive are they really? They spend too much time over-analyzing and fine-tuning the most minute details that they miss the big picture; launching. That’s the beauty of user feedback and releasing version 1.01, it allows you to get your app into their hands and iterate. The first step to success is establishing a useable building block that solves an actual problem.

Startups and entrepreneurs who recognize this issue can properly plan, and they won’t be surprised if something doesn’t go exactly as planned. It’s all about starting and moving forward until you hit that ultimate benchmark that represents success on your own terms.

Robert Patrick

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Founder & Chief Architect Robert ("The One") started writing software at 12 years old, and founded PhD in the 1990′s at the age of 18. His philosophy is that working hard/playing hard, honesty and pursuing your true passion will lead to success and happiness.

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