Many people get off on creating unnecessarily complicated solutions to problems, write Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. In Rework, the creators of Basecamp, the wildly popular project- management software, advocate a philosophy of Ã¢Ã¢¬Ã ”Good enough is fineÃ¢Ã¢¬.
Forget the oohs and aahs
Most problems can be solved with simple, mundane solutions. That means thereÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢s no glamorous work to let you show off your amazing skills. Too bad. Just build something that gets the job done and move on.
Find a Ã¢Ã¢¬Ã ”judoÃ¢Ã¢¬ solution
Whenever you face an obstacle, look for a way to solve it that gets the most out of doing the least. If your challenge is to get a birdÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢s-eye view, you could get ambitious and climb Mount Everest. Or you could simply take an elevator to the top of a tall building.
DonÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢t use resources you donÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢t have to
If good enough gets the job done, go for it. ThatÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢s far superior to wasting resources or, even worse, doing nothing because you canÃ¢Ã¢¬Ã¢¢t afford the complex solution.
Heaven can wait
You can usually turn good enough into great later.