At Facebook's offices, the walls are emblazoned with quotes capturing how co-founder Mark Zuckerberg views the workplace.
Among them: "Done is better than perfect."
The statement emphasizes completing projects over striving to build pristine products that never come to fruition. According to bestselling author and career coach Jon Acuff, that way of thinking is what sets successful people apart from others.
Conventional wisdom says success is just a matter of hard work, but as Acuff writes, that's wrong, and potentially even damaging. In his recently published book, "Finish," Acuff argues that what prevents people from completing goals isn't laziness, it's the desire for perfection.
"Perfectionism messes us up by making us aim too high," Acuff writes. "We tend to set goals that are foolishly optimistic."