But 'good enough' can be just as dangerous. No artist ever took pride in what they created, and no audience ever loved it, because it was 'good enough'.
A while ago, I created a Farscape music video set to the Within Temptation song "Shot in the Dark". If you haven't already seen it, you can watch it here:
But I thought they were 'good enough'. So I let them be... only to realize later that there were other, far more fitting clips I had somehow forgotten about, which would have captured the mood I was trying to create far better.
And now those bits of the video bother me a little every time I watch it. I'm thinking about tweaking and reuploading it - it's a pity I can't do that without redoing everything I've done with it on YouTube and losing all my views.
For the moment, instead, I'm focusing on learning from that mistake, and applying that learning to everything I create from this point forward. Don't wait for perfection, but don't settle for something that doesn't feel right just because it's 'good enough'.
In my latest video, I encountered the same test. I was creating a Scorpius, John and Aeryn video set to Kalafina's "Magia", and with a song that awesome, there was NO way I was going to settle for something I wasn't satisfied with.
But, once again, some of the clips just didn't sit right. So this time, I looked over them, determined which clips were bothering me, and replaced them with ones that created the tone and energy I was going for instead of draining it.
I absolutely love the result.
Because of this experience, I've decided that this dedication to quality, and the knowledge that "good enough never is", will carry through into my future videos and all my writing.