There is saying "Good is enemy of best".
There is saying "Best is enemy of good".
So is it good or best worth pursuing?
Good solutions are tried and true. It’s probably your favorite piece of software. Something that stayed with you long enough to see few OS updates. It’s no longer noticeable – habit and useful one at that.
Good just works . It won’t wow your friends or make your PC twice faster. It’s there to fulfill a task. And it does that, well, good.
Best on other hand is not something easily achievable. It’s a quest for best solution. It’s not settling for good and keeping looking no matter the cost. Best has beta suffix and rough edges. But it is capable of making you gape.
Best makes a show . It’s faster, more functional and may do thing or two you didn’t know as possible. Problem is – it’s not easy to find.
Don’t confuse best with good
Best is rarely something you see on first page of Google. Success is often achieved by catering to the masses, brilliance is something found on personal quest. It’s a long way of searching, analyzing, comparing… And at some point – making .
Don’t confuse novelty with best
That charm of new version. Seeing first digit change and proud developer blogging about two hundreds bugs hunted down and slaughtered. Are two hundred bugs really worth excitement?
Best demands progress but not every progress moves in a direction of best. It’s easy to mistake something growing for something growing to be awesome. Don’t make that mistake of drowning in whirlpool of changes.
When do you stop looking?
So what worth you put on best? Always looking, always impatient, always sorting tons of dust to see that tiny spark of promise and potential. It may require a pause to suddenly realize that your good became best for you a long time ago. It may require a new journey to understand how limited your good became.
If you are moving or standing either – sometimes you should do opposite for a change.